Straight-Petal Lachenalia

Lachenalia orthopetala

Cape Hyacinth, Viooltjie

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Lachenalia orthopetala, an indigenous hyacinth with striking upward-facing, creamy-white maroon-tipped flowers, is one of the rarest and most rewarding bulbs one can grow. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Special features

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Hyacinthaceae

Flower colour

Purple, White

Credits

profile iconLachenalia orthopetala
by Adam Harrower, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, June 2009 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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