Rahul Sharma

Lachenalia bulbifera

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Kingdom  Plantae
Clade  Monocots
Family  Asparagaceae
Rank  Species
Clade  Angiosperms
Order  Asparagales
Subfamily  Scilloideae
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Similar  Lachenalia aloides, Lachenalia reflexa, Lachenalia, Muscari macrocarpum, Schizobasis

Lachenalia bulbifera, syn. L. pendula, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to the Western Cape of South Africa. It is a bulbous perennial growing to 30 cm (12 in) tall by 5 cm (2 in) broad, with strap-shaped spotted leaves and fleshy stems bearing pendent tubular orange or red flowers 3 cm long, in winter and spring. The Latin bulbifera literally means "bulb-bearing", and refers to the plant's habit of producing bulblets, which can be separated from the parent plant and grown on.

This plant requires a sheltered, frost-free position, or it can be grown under glass. The species and its pink-flowered cultivar 'George' have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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Lachenalia bulbifera Wikipedia


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