Shire Wild Bulbs and Nursery
Amaryllidaceae Haemanthus

Haemanthus

Haemanthus are a diverse and fascinating genus of 22 species. Their large fleshy leaves and strikingly beautiful flowers make them extremely popular among collectors and gardeners.  A few species occur in the summer rainfall region of South Africa but most species are winter growers from the Western and Northern Cape. The winter growing species are best grown in large pots and require a well-drained sandy mix with a generous layer of compost at the bottom of the pot. The summer growing evergreen species enjoy a well-composted growing medium and a shady position. 

Name Haemanthus albiflos                                Haemanthus albiflos shire indigensou bulbs
Common name White paint brush
African name uzeneke (z)
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 30cm
Light requirements s
Flowers May
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Haemanthus amarylloides sp. polyanthus    Haemanthus amarylloides sp. polyanthus Shire Wild bulb nursery
Common name Namaqua paint brush
African name  
D/E Deciduous
Rainfall Winter
Height 30cm
Light requirements full sun
Flowers April
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Haemanthus carneus                              Haemanthus carneus shire indigensou bulbs
Common name Pink paint brush
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 40cm
Light requirements ss
Flowers January
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Haemanthus coccineus                   Haemanthus coccineus shire indigenous bulbs
Common name April fool
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall winter
Height 30cm
Light requirements ss
Flowers April
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Haemanthus deformis                    Haemanthus deformis shire indigensou bulbs
Common name Dwarf haemanthus
African name uzeneke (z)
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 10cm
Light requirements s
Flowers July
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Haemanthus humilis                      Haemanthus humilis shire indigensou bulbs
Common name Rabbits ear
African name sekitla (ss)
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 30cm
Light requirements ss
Flowers November
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Haemanthus humilis giant              Haemanthus humilis giant shire indigenous bulb
Common name Rabbits ear
African name sekitla (ss)
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 40cm
Light requirements semi-shade
Flowers January
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Haemanthus humilis sp. hirsutus    Haemanthus hirsutus
Common name Rabbits ear
African name sekitla (ss)
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 30cm
Light requirements ss
Flowers December
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Haemanthus montanus                  Haemanthus montanus shire indigensou bulbs
Common name Mountain haemanthus
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 40cm
Light requirements ss
Flowers December
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Haemanthus paucifolius                 Haemanthus_pauculifolius shire indigensou bulbs
Common name Dwarf haemanthus
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 20cm
Light requirements s
Flowers December
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Haemanthus sanguineus                Haemanthus sanguineus shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Blood lily
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall winter
Height 30cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers April
Medicinal uses  
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Shade Code

FS -  full sun
SS -  semi shade
S -    shade

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