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Haemanthus albiflos

Family: Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)

Common names: White Powder-puff, Dappled Snowbrush (E); uzeneke (Z); Gevelekte Poeierkwas, Witpoeierkwas (A); Licishamlilo (Sw);

Native to: Southern Africa
Bulb, Perennial
A low-growing bulb with showy, white flowers.

Haemanthus albiflos

EVERGREEN

SHADE

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

MEDIUM GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.3m x 0.4m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Haemanthus albiflos

DESCRIPTION

An evergreen, low-growing bulb with strappy, dark green leaves.  The  striking flowers are white and borne in small tufted heads.  They are followed by fleshy green berries that ripen to red.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Forests.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
The flowers attract insects and the fruit attracts birds.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance.
LANDSCAPING USES
Excellent for adding interest to a shady rockery area. It also looks stunning when planted in a container in a shady position.
GARDEN THEMES
Forest, Rockery
FOLIAGE
The leaves are dark green and sometimes have white spots. They are often slightly hairy. The plant produces two new leaves each year.
FRUIT

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