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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.