Haemanthus bulbs and species
With fascinating flowers that look like a paintbrush, Haemanthus follow up with some fairly exotic foliage as well. Easy to grow in a well drained soil they make a great feature plant in garden or container.
Haemanthus species such as Haemanthus coccineus (picture right), albiflos and multiflorus are from South Africa and neighbouring countries. Flowers are reminiscent of a brush head, with red , yellow and white species.
H. carneus is more difficult to find than some other species, preferring part shade it has a looser flower head than other species with a pink flower. Look for H. albiflos, H. barkerae, H. humilis, H. humilis ssp. Hirsutus, H. montanus, H. paucifolius and H. sanguineus
Haemanthus Care and growing conditions
Haemanthus are best grown in a pot, but are worth a try in the rock garden, a free draining potting mix is best and try not to over water. During dormancy do not water haemanthus at all. H. albiflos, is probably the easiest to grow followed by H. coccineus.
Haemanthus species include:
Haemanthus bulbs are available for sale form the following nurseries
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