Haemanthus humilis Giant Form has light pink and white flowers in large heads atop huge, tongue-like foliage.
Haemanthus humilis ssp. humilis is a beautiful South African bulb known as rabbit's ears with broad tongue-shaped, vertically held leaves up to 12 inches long and 5 inches wide usually smooth or hairy above and hairy beneath. The light pink and white flowers of the Giant Form number 20-120 flowers per extra large umbel rising above the huge foliage up to 24 inches wide in mid to late summer followed by white to orange fruit. New leaves are usually produced around or just after flowering. Maintain reasonable moisture but allowing the well-drained medium to dry between waterings reducing moisture in winter to fairly dry. Plant the bulb just below the surface or slightly exposed. This is a non-hardy bulb that can be grown as a houseplant or in a heated greenhouse or sunroom. It's perfect for those interested in bulbs and houseplants and for succulent lovers looking to branch out. Tolerant of cool temperatures possibly to zone 8 but safest protected from freezing. Our nursery-grown bulbs are 5 years old and will likely reach blooming size within just a few years.
Common Name: Rabbit's Ears - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-11
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Fall
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Rocky places in the summer rainfall region in the northern and eastern Cape, the western Transvaal, and Orange Free State.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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