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Haemanthus magnificus

Royal paint brush

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.15m
  • Flower ColourYellow-green, pink-red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Haemanthus magnificus (Royal paint brush). This species will produce elliptical leaves, the flowers are yellow-green, pink-red medium sized blooms in the spring to summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

E. S Africa

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in a loam-based potting compost in full light. When grown outside you will need to grow in moderately fertile, moist, humus-rich well-drained soil.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as soon as they are ripe, separate the offsets in the spring.

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