Ferraria densepunctulata

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: white, purple, green, patterned
Life form: deciduous corm
Climate: winter rain climate

Ferraria densepunctulata Vos is found on rocky sites, mostly coastal, in the northwestern and southwestern Cape. It has pale greenish grey flowers with crisped edges spotted with maroon or purple dots and narrow cylindrical lower green leaves. From a distance, the flowers are dull-looking, but are densely patterned and freckled when examined up close. It is an early bloomer, blooming May to July in South Africa (late autumn to winter). It is easy to grow in California and is unharmed by light frosts. The first photo by Jennifer Hildebrand shows a plant purchased from Jim Duggan growing and increasing in a container in Riverside, CA. The next two photos were taken by Bill Dijk. The fourth photo was taken by Michael Mace. The last photo was taken by Alan Horstmann.

Ferraria densepunctulata, Jennifer HildebrandFerraria densepunctulata, Bill DijkFerraria densepunctulata, Bill DijkFerraria densepunctulata, Michael MaceFerraria densepunctulata, Alan Horstmann

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