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Veltheimia capensis

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Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Veltheimia (velt-HIME-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: capensis (ka-PEN-sis) (Info)

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Mar 26, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great looking plant with wavy, soft blue-green leaves in winter to spring -loses them, at least here in So Cal, in summer leaving just the bulb tops- and return in fall and winter. Flowers are striking, but don't last all that long. Flowers look nearly same as Veltheimia bracteosa, but leaves are thinner, wavier and have more of a turquoise color to them. Plant is a tad behind V bracteosa (flowers after it in the winter).

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fullerton, California
Mission Viejo, California
Newport Beach, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Yorba Linda, California



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