Lachenalia, Cape Cowslip 'Rupert'

Lachenalia

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Lachenalia (lak-en-AH-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rupert

Category:

Bulbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Foliage:

Good Fall Color

Veined

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Blue-Violet

Lavender

Medium Purple

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

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 is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

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2
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 10, 2009, dordee from Silex, MO wrote:

i am neutral on this plant since i just got it. got it al Lowe's and label on pot says it came from Cactus Collection.com. they give pretty good info on the plants. said this one is South African, gow in nutrient-poor, rocky soils. always use a well-drained mix with little or no humus. no need to fertilize. water throughly when soil begins to dry; never allow the bulbs to dry out completely. i checked it out and found McClure and Zimmerman has it plus 2 others; one yellow and the other yellow with maroon tips on petals.

Neutral

On Mar 11, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

soft lilac blossoms adorn min spikes of blossoms; 8"-10".

An excellent container plant with a long bloom time of 4-6 weeks or more. The leaves and stems are very attractivelly mottled with muted burgundy splotches. Hardy in frost-free areas that have dry summer dormancy. Easy pot culture requiring no cold period. Excellent for cool greenhouse; these are new hybrids from tissue culture that are becoming a big hit in the European pot plant market. zones 9-11.

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