Sand Lily, Sandlelie
Veltheimia capensis

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

Category:

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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).