Shire Wild Bulbs and Nursery
Hyacinthaceae Velthemia

Velthemia

The genus consists of 2 species, both well worth growing as ornamental plants. Popular for their long lasting flowers and glossy undulated leaves.  Do very well as container plants although the 2 species have very different requirements. V.capensis requires well drained sandy soil, a lot of sun and a dry summer dormant period. V.bracteata enjoy shady positions and compost rich soil but are so versatile they can grow well in most soils and can handle a lot of water all year round.  

 

Name Velthemia bracteata Velthemia bracteata shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Glossy forest lily
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 60cm
Light requirements ss
Flowers August
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Velthemia capensis Velthemia capenisis shire bulbs africa
Common name Sand lily
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall winter
Height 40cm
Light requirements ss
Flowers August
Medicinal uses  
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Shade Code

FS -  full sun
SS -  semi shade
S -    shade

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