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Haemanthus katherinae

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Flower ColourOrange red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Haemanthus katherinae. This species is a bulbous perennial has lance-shaped to ovate basal leaves. The flowers are borne in the summer with round flowerheads of red blooms, and they are followed by small orange berries.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Bulb, Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to liquid feed in the growing season. Leave undisturbed as long as possible before replanting. The plants sap may irritate the skin.

Propagation

By offsets or seed before growth commences in early spring.

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