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Cyrtanthus mackenii

Archive entry 06.04.08
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6th April 2008

A lovely little bulb from South Africa. Like many South African bulbs, they get unfairly overlooked, yet they perform relaibly in a cold greenhouse or a windowsill and bulk up with enthusiasm.

26th March 2009

2nd April 2016

I am not entirely sure what this is. The species occurs on the coastal plain of southeastern South Africa and has white to yellow flowers. My orange monster doesn't entirely fit the typical pattern but I'm not sure what else to call it!