Botanical name

Brunsvigia orientalis

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Common Name

Candelabra Flower - Perdespookbossie
Brunsvigia orientalis
Brunsvigia orientalis

Description

Plants 40-50cm high. Bulb 10-15cm in diameter - tunics brittle. Leaves appear after flowering - 4-8 tongue-shaped - spread out along ground - 7-19cm wide - upper surface usually velvety. Flowers 20-40 in large spherical umbel - bright to light red - lobes turning back in the upper half. They are followed by fruiting heads which roll about in the wind - scattering the seeds as they rotate.

Habitat

Sandy coastal flats

Flower Date

February to April