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Drimiopsis maculata

Drimiopsis maculata
African false hosta; little white soldiers
The spots reportedly disappear in summer – this photo from mid-May
Drimiopsis maculata
Flowers developing late March

Synonym(s) Ledebouria petiolata
Common name African false hosta; little white soldiers
Family hyacinthaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers white
Size 8-12"
Light part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil, not too dry

Dark green/maroon spots on lighter green leaves with a lax habit and a narrow pointed shape. Native to South Africa, and evergreen in freeze-free areas. Our plants survived significant (for Texas) freezes in the winters of 2023 and 2024. White muscari-like flowers.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: foundation border

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