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Massonia depressa (Adult 2022)


Massonia depressa has large, smooth, light green leaves and clusters of greenish yellow to light yellow flowers.

Massonia is a genus of peculiar, southern African, alien-like bulbs related to hyacinths that grow two opposite prostrate leaves that hug the ground topped with a stemless cluster of green, white or pink flowers that sit atop the leaves or rise on strange stalks. It's a perfect group for succulent lovers and those who love oddball things! M. depressa has large, smooth, light green leaves and clusters of greenish yellow to light yellow flowers. It is closely related to the lemon yellow M. citrina. The leaves and flowers grow in fall, winter and spring with bulbs dormant in summer. Reduce watering when dormant in summer but do not allow to go bone dry. Plant the bulbs with the top just below the soil surface. This is a non-hardy bulb best 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. Our nursery-grown bulbs are adult blooming size as of 2022. Visit the webpage of the Pacific Bulb Society to view more photos of this cool species.

Common Name: Hedgehog Lily - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 10-11

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: under 4"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Fall - Winter

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Widespread in dry areas of the winter rainfall region from Cape Province and Namaqualand to the Orange Free State.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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