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Haemanthus albiflos


Haemanthus albiflos is a rare bulb with leathery, deep green leaves producing a white paint brush-like flower head with yellow stamens.

Haemanthus albiflos is a rare bulb with broad, thick, leathery, deep green leaves producing a white paint brush-like flower head with yellow stamens in late summer or fall. Use as a pot specimen placed in the part shade to part sun garden during the growing season and inside in winter. Makes a fantastic houseplant. Keep above five degrees Celsius in winter.

Common Name: Paintbrush

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9b-11

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Lowland to mountain forest, secondary forest, forest margins, savannah woodland, open grassland and very common in the shade of trees at river banks.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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