Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. katherinae

Rachel Saunders
Sat, 02 Aug 2008 05:12:28 PDT
Scadoxus multiflorus ssp katherinae is a large plant that is almost 
evergreen (ours do go dormant but not for long) and it grows in the shade. 
It grows in well watered areas of SA.  It suckers freely from the base and 
is usually in clumps. It flowers with the leaves in January (in SA), ie 
after mid summer.
S. multiflorus ssp multiflorus is a small plant, grows in dry to very dry 
savannah areas in sun, is deciduous, is always solitary, and it flowers with 
no leaves. We have seen it in flower early in December in SA  ie before mid 

Rachel Saunders
Silverhill Seeds and Books
Tel: +27 21 762 4245
Fax: +27 21 797 6609
PO Box 53108,
7745 South Africa
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dell Sherk" <>
To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <>
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. katherinae

> Come to think of it, I saw many Scadoxus multiflorus ssp? blooming in the
> shade at Lotusland in Santa Barbara, CA in early July. They were larger in
> all respects (inflorescence, scape, and leaves) than the one I grow in a
> pot. I didn't see a tag, and the guide said that they were "some kind of
> paint brush. They look like they come from Mars." She also rushed us 
> through
> the cactus and succulent areas, very impressive collections, because she
> didn't like cactus.
> Dell
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