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Boophone haemanthoides is a deciduous, winter-growing and summer-flowering geophyte that grows up to 20 inches tall from a large, egg-shaped bulb. A great deal of the bulb can be seen above ground. It produces a spreading fan of up to 20 strap-shaped, intensely glaucous leaves arranged in two opposite rows. The leaf surfaces are flat or slightly to deep channeled, and the leaf margins vary considerably from straight to slightly or strongly wavy. The dense, brush-like flower head emerges from the center of the bulb from early to mid-summer after the leaves have died back.
The umbel is enclosed by two oval-shaped bracts and is carried on a thick, maroon, pinkish brown or yellow stem. The sweet-scented flowers are initially white, cream, or light yellow, aging to dull pink. It is important to note that the bulbs are highly sensitive to excess moisture during the winter growing period and require a dry summer period when they are dormant. Grow in full sun as much as possible in well-drained soil mixture.
*****All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
The Plant pictured is the one you will receive. This plant will be shipped bare root.
DISCLAIMER: We do our best to ship the plant as pictured. Sometimes the leaves, flowers, or branches will fall off or break off on the way to your destination through no fault on our part. Please message us about handling (for example: more cushioning, clipping the leaves, branches, stalk, flowers etc.) so that the specimen will be intact when it arrives to your destination. ***We ship Monday through Wednesday***
I've been growing and selling plants since 2010. We take extra care to pack your items well. We grow everything under 50% Shade, if your growing condition is full sun, you will need to slowly acclimate the plants into your growing environment.
All International Orders:
Please be advised all plants exported from the US require a phytosanitary certificate. The cost of phytosanitary certificate is not included in the price of the plant and will be added on as an additional fee. For most standard orders, phytosanitary certificates will cost $90 (under $1000, and under 20 plants, each plant to be under 18 in/45cm). For larger orders, (quantity, size, and cost) this amount will change. Please be aware that due to Covid restrictions, we cannot guarantee a timely delivery.
Buyers outside the European Union should know the Customs regulations of their own country. We do not take responsibility for any customs problems and confiscated plants.