Veltheimia capensis (is a frost hardy perennial herbaceous bulb with pink flowers in early Spring, early Summer, late Spring and mid Spring, and it takes less than 1 year to flower. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers low levels of water. The flowers are ) arranged in a inflorescence. It has high drought tolerance. It looks best in Spring and Summer.
Veltheimia capensis grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.
This is a erect bulb and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.5m / 1.5ft and spread of 0.5m / 1.5ft. It can take 2-3 years to reach its ultimate height.
The leaves are green in Spring and Summer and green in Autumn. They are in shape.
Architectural, container plant, drought resistant, flower border and bed, tropical effect and under shrubs.
Fruit and seed
The fruit is peach. There is a high fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.
Propagation techniques include bulbs, division and seed.
South Africa, Western Cape.-4°C / 24.8F to 2-3 years 0.5m / 1.5ft 0.5m / 1.5ft
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|Sand lily (Ireland)|
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