Lachenalia sargeantii

Lachenalia sargeantii

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Flowering after fire
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Lachenalia sargeantii is a striking, early summer-flowering plant with pendulous, tubular ivory blooms marked with apple-green, bright pinkish magenta and deep brown. It is only seen in flower following wild fires, and the bulbs are adapted to remain dormant for years or even decades until favourable conditions prevail. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Advanced

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attracts birds

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Hyacinthaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White

Credits

profile iconLachenalia sargeantii
by Graham Duncan, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, October 2007 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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