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 in autumn or freely produced offsets.
Special features of Cape cowslip
Other uses of Cape cowslip
Grown for its flowers and its useful as pot plants and in open borders. Grow in a greenhouse.