Bold species from mountainous areas of South Africa, where it is often found growing in crevices. Broad leaves, bright red flower tubes. Reportedly not an enthusiastic bloomer, sometimes skipping a year, at least in the wild. We'll see how it behaves in our garden, if our seedlings survive summer's heat and winter's cold. Bulb goes dormant in summer, after blooming in spring.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F (81%G, 12-40d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (95%G, 10-30d)
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February 07, 2020