Lachenalia pustulata ssp paternosteri BULB (Hyacinthaceae) It has two strap-like lanceolate leaves growing up to 150 mm long. Unlike certain Lachenalia species which sometimes have dark blotches on the leaves, those of this species are always plain green. Flower colour varies depending on the locality, sometimes differing quite significantly within the space of a few kilometers. Certain forms can be bland, usually in monotone shades of pale yellow, dull white or a pale dusky pink. Sowing : Sow seeds in autumn.