A picture of a South African Hyacinth

South African Hyacinth

Ledebouria ovalifolia

Photo by Peter Warren (CC0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

More images of South African Hyacinth

A close up of some pink purple white Ledebouria ovalifolia flowers
A green Ledebouria ovalifolia plant growing in a garden
A green Ledebouria ovalifolia plant with pink flowers growing in a garden
A close up of a green purple Ledebouria ovalifolia plant growing in a garden
A green Ledebouria ovalifolia plant growing in a garden

South African Hyacinth Overview

Ledebouria ovalifolia is a species endemic to the South Africa, where it is found across the Western Cape, it is now cultivated around the world, particularly by succulent enthusiasts, for its attractive, fleshy foliage and interesting appearance. Leaves are oval in shape and flattened, rising from a basal rosette, they are typically unmarked but may have purple spotting or striping and they measure between 12-13cm in length. Delicate starry flowers appear in summer above the foliage, on stems measuring approximately 15cm tall. The flowers point downwards, have green stems and are striped in white-purple colours, with dark purple central parts. It is a deciduous, bulbous, perennial species in the Asparagaceae family and it's commonly known by the name South African hyacinth.

Special features of South African Hyacinth

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Pot plant