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Boophone haemanthoides


Boophone haemanthoides (Boophone haemanthoides)

This is in the Amaryllidaceae family. Since it can take up to 15 years for the first head of flowers, and this is only 11 years old, it is a good thing the foliage is architectural. It flowers in the fall and then grows all winter, so maybe next year it could get some flowers.



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So interesting, even without flowers.

14 Oct, 2020

 

Love its shape.

14 Oct, 2020

 

The wavy leaves are a feature of Boophones. The flowers will be like a giant Allium schubertii.

15 Oct, 2020

 

The leaves are certainly interesting! I'd love to see it in flower! :)

15 Oct, 2020

 

If you know what a Brunsvigia is, the flowers are similar. You have to buy these types of bulbs when they are young because they are really expensive when they are flowering size. I have a young Brunsvigia, but it will be several years before it thinks of putting up some flowers.

16 Oct, 2020

 

After posting the comment above I decide to do a search & found lots of pictures of them & they are very impressive! :)

18 Oct, 2020

 

These are expensive plants...but nothing really looks like them. UC Berkeley botanical garden has them in their South African garden..stand out.

20 Oct, 2020

 

That's really unusual!!

21 Oct, 2020



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