Boophone disticha is a stunning and rare amaryllis relative which is widespread in dry grasslands and on rocky slopes across southern Africa. It is a winter dormant bulb that grows half protruding from the ground. In spring it blooms with a large Allium-like spherical inflorescence with deep pink to reddish pink flowers (in the case of this Stutterheim form) that is followed by an amazing peacock-like spread of rippled, strap-like, blue-green leaves. The flowers are extremely fragrant. It is called century plant due to its longevity or tumbleweed because the spoke-like pedicels that hold the flowers elongate as seeds ripen into a large ball that detaches and rolls across the landscape spreading the seeds. Keep dry when dormant in winter. Plant the bulb only half buried. This is a non-hardy bulb that can be grown as a houseplant or in a heated greenhouse or sunroom. It's perfect for those interested in bulbs and houseplants and for succulent lovers looking to branch out. Our nursery-grown bulbs are 6 years old and near adult blooming size.
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