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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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