While I agree with Jim's summary of evergreen Haemanthus, the variation in albiflos is remarkable. I have two plants which both key out as albiflos. One from the Amatola forest area, which is just like the typical one that gets passed around in car boot sales. It produces plenty of offsets and the bulbs crowd out the pot above ground. The other plant however is from the bushveld area north of Port Elizabeth. It has not produced a single offset for me yet in over years and the bulbs remain below ground level. Unfortunately, as the flowers are no better than the typical albiflos it does not have a lot going for it apart from being unusual. I took a photo of my two plants side by side at the weekend - they are more or less the same age but the bushveld one I have to cosset, while the forest form gets placed on any old windowsill and forgotten about. http://flickr.com/photos/63276845@N00/… Chris Right -- white flowers? 2 to 4 erect leaves? Not hairy? Evergreen? albiflos. Pauculifolius has 1 or 2 leaves, very definitely hairy. There are only three evergreen species: albiflos, deformis, and pauculifolius. All three have white flowers. Jim Shields At 09:26 AM 11/1/2012 -0700, you wrote: >Too many leaves (and each too large) for paucifolius. My albiflos are only >a little hairy on their margin as Roland's are. It's not impossible for it >to be something else, but I find that with robust, evergreen Haemanthus >mystery plants, in most cases it's albiflos. >-|<ipp >.... ************************************************* Jim Shields USDA Zone 5 P.O. Box 92 WWW: http://www.shieldsgardens.com/ Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA Lat. 40? 02.8' N, Long. 086? 06.6' W http://www.rhs.org.uk/ Browse, shop and quiz experts from over 30 specialist nurseries and trade stands at the RHS Garden Hyde Hall Celebration of Plants, 12-14 August. Get Involved: E-Newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube Twitter #hashtags: #rhshampton, #rhstatton The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Anyone with an interest in gardening can enjoy the benefits of RHS Membership and help us to secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit http://www.rhs.org.uk/ Please do not print this email if you really don't need to. The contents of this email and any files transmitted with it are confidential, proprietary and may be legally privileged. They are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. If you are not the intended recipient you may not use, disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on this email. The sender is not responsible for any changes made to any part of this email after transmission. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Society. Although this email and any attachments are believed to be free from any virus or other defects which might affect any computer or IT system into which they are received, no responsibility is accepted by the Society or any of its associated companies for any loss or damage arising in any way from the receipt or use thereof.