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Ledebouria 'Gary Hammer'

Ledebouria 'Gary Hammer'
false squill
Ledebouria 'Gary Hammer'

Common name false squill
Family hyacinthaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers pink (spring)
Size 6"
Light part shade
Cultural notes well drained soil; drought tolerant

Forms a clump of deciduous leaves, green speckled irregularly with maroon. In early spring, it sends up curvy stems tipped with tightly packed conical bud clusters, which spawn a succession of small purple-anthered pendent flowers. Not very showy, but interesting to watch up close. Clumps grow to 20" wide. Likes full sun in cooler areas, but part shade in our hot and humid zone. Derived from South African species, exact parentage unclear.

false squill
Bud cluster in mid-March
Ledebouria 'Gary Hammer'
First-year plant
false squill
Cool burgundy undersides stand out in newly emerging foliage

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

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