Lapeirousia
Lapeirousia oreogena

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lapeirousia (la-pay-ROO-see-uh) (Info)
Species: oreogena (or-ee-oh-GEE-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Chandler, Arizona

Newport Beach, California

Richmond, California

Sebastopol, California

Gilmer, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 29, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great looking South African bulb, that just looks like wavy grass, or some anemic lily most of the year, but then, in the winter- wow!