Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Lauw de Jager dejager@bulbargence.com
Wed, 11 Dec 2002 13:22:34 PST

Cameron McMaster a *crit

> I looked at your web site picture, and it does seem to be the same, but I'm
> not quite sure.  The flowers of many Hypoxis spp are similar, and yours
> definitely look like H. hemerocallidea flowers. The leaves should be in
> three distinct ranks, like a fountain with three sections - described as
> 'sickle-shaped' in some books- and they can get quite long in adult plants,
> to 60+ cm and averaging 30 cm wide.  They are also channelled, with a
> prominent keel or ridge on the underside. The leaves are usually quite
> hairy, always with white hairs beneath.  The long older leaves are sometimes
> used by rural people to make ropes.

Thanks for the info. Indeed it is  H. hemerocallidea. This species is doing
well here and proofs to be very adaptable. Does well with summer water, but
also in a dry  rockery (in which  it  still flowering at the moment). Our form
makes very large  corms with many buds on it.  Very often a piece of a corm
generates small plants. On the otherhand  seeds are not set abundantly.
Kind regards

Lauw de Jager
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