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Forest Lily
Scientific Name: Veltheimia bracteata Jacq.
Synonym: Veltheimia viridifolia, Veltheimia undulata
Family: Hyacinthaceae
Forest Lily (Veltheimia  bracteata) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 13, 16-24
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Takes only very light frost

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade

Origin: South Africa (Eastern Cape) in forests and coastal scrub

Growth Habits: Bulb, up to 18 inches tall (45 cm), 12 inches spread (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds in the fall, offsets in summer as the foliage is dying down, leaf cuttings

The genus name Veltheimia was chosen to honor the plant lover August Ferdinand Graf von Veltheim (1741-1801).

Forest Lily (Veltheimia  bracteata)

Forest Lily (Veltheimia  bracteata)

Blooming Habits:
Pink, red or pale yellow flowers in early spring. The flowers are attractive to hummingbirds. They are followed by papery capsules that ripen in mid-summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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