Archive entry 19.04.09
1st June 2008
A species from South Africa, the genus Scadoxus is distinguished from the very similar Haemanthus by the leaves, which grow from stems
in a green fountain of shiny leafyness.
It is said to be fairly hardy, so I have left it in the greenhouse for the winter.
12th April 2009
It seems to have shrugged off the cold and burst into flower - I don't think it would
have been so tough in the open garden.