Albuca shawii BULB. (Hyacinthaceae). Lantern Flower (e), Lanternblom (a) Hardy, attractive, deciduous, bulbous plant with bright green, long, very narrow, sticky leaves that smell of liquorice when crushed. It has spikes of pendulous, scented, yellow flowers from early to mid summer. A worthwhile garden subject for sun or semi-shade. Plant in a grassland garden where the bell-like nodding flowers appear above the grass. Sowing : Sow seeds in summer in a well drained medium.