Sand Lily

Veltheimia capensis

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Veltheimia capensis
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Veltheimia capensis is an autumn- and winter-flowering bulb with striking rosettes of wavy or curled, grey-blue leaves and pendent, pink-speckled flowers. It is a sought-after container plant, and its plentiful nectar attracts sunbirds.
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Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Special features

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Pot plant

Special features

Origin

Africa, South, Africa

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Asparagaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Yellow

Credits

profile iconVeltheimia capensis
by Graham Duncan, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, July 2018 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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