A picture of a Lapeirousia


Lapeirousia spp.

Lapeirousia species 1113 by JonRichfield (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


More images of Lapeirousia

A photo of Lapeirousia
A close up of a bright pink Lapeirousia flower
Some Lapeirousia growing in the wild
A red Lapeirousia flower on a plant
Some purple Lapeirousia flowers on a plant in the wild

Lapeirousia Overview

Lapeirousia is a genus in the iris family, Iridaceae containing around 41 species. This genus is endemic to sub-Saharan Africa, with roughly a third of the species found in fynbos environments. It contains cormous, deciduous species which produce showy, colourful flowers in various shades of pink, purple, red and white. Foliage is flattened, narrow and often pleated.

Special features of Lapeirousia

Attractive flowers