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Paintbrush

Haemanthus spp.

Also known as

Powderpuff, Blood lily

Full Sun
Moderate watering

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Haemanthus pubescens on the West Coast, South Africa (Colin Paterson-Jones)

    Paintbrush Overview

    A genus containing 22 species of deciduous or evergreen perennial bulbs in the Amaryllidaceae family native to several Southern African countries. They have strap-like leaves and dense brush-shaped umbels of small flowers, often with showy bracts, followed by fleshy fruits. Commonly known as blood lily, they are popular container and glasshouse specimens but can be grown in a rockery if in a mild climate with some shelter.

    How to propagate Paintbrush

    Seed

    By offsets or seed before growth commences in early spring.

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