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A picture of a Cape Cowslip

Cape Cowslip

Lachenalia aloides

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cape Cowslip Overview

A perennial herb from South Africa. Bears glossy blotched green purple leaves and racemes of nodding variously coloured flowers in winter. They need to be kept dry when dormant; they may need lifting in areas with high summer rainfall.

How to propagate Cape Cowslip

Division

Propagated by division in autumn.

Other uses of Cape Cowslip

Containers.