A picture of a Ledebouria

Ledebouria

Ledebouria spp.

Ledebouria socialis 3 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Ledebouria

A photo of Ledebouria
Scilla hyacinthina (Roth.)J.F.Macbr. - Flickr - lalithamba
Ledebouria - wild bulbs (11011967023)
A photo of Ledebouria

Ledebouria Overview

Ledebouria is a genus containing approximately 61 bulbous perennial species in the Asparagaceae family. They are native to India, Africa and Madagascar and are typically grown for their attractive patterned leaves. This genus was described in 1821 by Roth, although the history of the genus dates back even further, with several authors placing it in other genera. The oldest record of these is by Linnaeus the Younger (abbreviated "L.f."), from 1782, who placed it in the genus Hyacinthus (Venter 1993).

Special features of Ledebouria

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Other uses of Ledebouria

Grown for its flowers and makes good pot plants in cool greenhouses.