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Cooper’S African Hyacinth

Ledebouria cooperi

Also known as

Squill

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cooper’S African Hyacinth Overview

Ledebouria cooperi is a species endemic to South Africa, it is now cultivated around the world, particularly by succulent enthusiasts, for its attractive, fleshy, patterned foliage and interesting appearance. Olive-green leaves are either unmarked or possess purple spots or stripes across their surface, they can grow to approximately 25cm in length. Delicate starry flowers appear in spring-summer, these have green-pink stems and the flowers may be pink, purple or green in colour. It is a deciduous, bulbous, perennial species in the Asparagaceae family and it's commonly known by the names Cooper’s African hyacinth, Zebra's quill, striped squill and Cooper's false Scilla, amongst others. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape.

How to propagate Cooper’S African Hyacinth

Division

You should divide in late summer when clumps become crowded.

Seed

Propagate from seed in autumn.

Special features of Cooper’S African Hyacinth

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Attracts butterflies

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Wet sites

Other uses of Cooper’S African Hyacinth

Grown for its flowers.