Cyrtanthus mackenii 'Himalayan Pink'
Mon, 22 Feb 2010 07:54:46 PST
I bought this bulb a couple of years ago in our Wisley shop:…

It first appeared in the RHS Plant Finder in 2006 at Beeches Nursery but I doubt that was where it was first named.  It is more or less evergreen and flowers easily despite the neglect I give it.  I presume it is just another coloured selection of C. mackenii.  But does anyone know anymore about it, especially where it got that strange name?  What does a South African plant have to do with the Himalaya?


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