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Haemanthus pauculifolius


Haemanthus pauculifolius is a rare bulb closely related to H. albiflos with evergreen leaves and a white paint brush-like flower.

Haemanthus pauculifolius is a rare bulb closely related to H. albiflos and the most recently discovered species. It has 1-2 narrow, thick, leathery, deep green, evergreen leaves up to one foot long with silver hairs on the margins and a white paint brush-like flower head with yellow stamens in fall. The bulbs are photosynthetic and can be planted partially exposed. The fruit is white and attractive. Use as a pot specimen placed in the part shade to part sun garden during the growing season and inside in winter. Makes a fantastic, bold, and easy houseplant that blooms easily each year. Keep above five degrees Celsius in winter. Our nursery-grown bulbs are adult blooming size.

Common Name: Few-Leaved Paintbrush - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: White

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Partially shaded dry habitats in only a few locations in the Drakensberg Mountains beneath shrubs in the summer rainfall region of South Africa.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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