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Boophone disticha medium


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Boophone disticha medium (live bulb)

Family: Amaryllidaceae.

Common names: Fan-leaved Boophane, Gifbol.

Very, hardy, deciduous plant with a huge bulb. In warm areas the bulb is held above the soil while in colder areas is is below ground level as a protection against frost. The large red flower head appears in early spring before the leaves. The grey-leaves are held in a twisted fan shape and are most attractive. Once the flowers have been pollinated each flower stalk elongates and carries the seed on the end to form a tumbleweed. This is the plants strategy for distributing its seeds. Plant in full sun or semi-shade with an exposed bulb. Extensively used in traditional medicine.  The bulbs are 5 years old and between 3 and 4cm in diametre. The price is for one bulb.

Weight 0.3 kg