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Veltheimia bracteata

   (Family: Hyacinthaceae)
Afrikaans: Sandui English: forest lily, winter red hot poker  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.6m
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Preferred rainfall: Summer
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Flower type
  Flower info
  The inflorescence is a dense raceme of tubular flowers carried on a long stalk, reaching a height of up to 600 mm. The colour of the flowers is variable, and could be pale pink, dusky pink, orange-pink or deep rose pink, and is occasionally greenish-yellow. The flowers are held upright when in tight bud and are pendent when open. The tips of the flowers are sometimes green or spotted with green. It flowers during late winter to spring (July to October) and each flower-head lasts about a month.
Leaf margin
  Leaf info EDIT
  Glossy green, fleshy leaves, are broadly strap-shaped with crisped or wavy margins and form an approximately 250 mm high by 350 mm wide rosette at the base of the flower stem.
Fruit type EDIT
Sow seeds in Autumn
Seed colour
  Seed size Length: 6mm   
  Seed info EDIT
  Pear-shaped, ±6 mm long black seeds are produced in large, membranous, inflated capsules which are ready for harvesting when the capsules are dry and papery, usually during mid-summer.
Description EDIT
Deciduous bulb, with a moderate to fast growth rate.
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