A picture of a Cape cowslip

Cape cowslip

Lachenalia spp.

Lachenalia aloides KirstenboschBotGard09292010A by User:BotBln (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Cape cowslip Overview

    Lachenalia is a genus of bulbous perennials in the Asparagaceae family native to Namibia and South Africa containing around 135 species. They have strap-shaped leaves and erect stems carrying spikes of tubular flowers from Autumn through Winter to Spring with a Summer dormancy period. Some species are referred to as the Cape cowslip and they are popular garden plants for rockeries in mild areas and as glasshouse specimens in colder regions.

    How to propagate Cape cowslip

    Seed

    Seed in autumn or freely produced offsets.

    Special features of Cape cowslip

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Cape cowslip

    Grown for its flowers and its useful as pot plants and in open borders. Grow in a greenhouse.

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