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Brunsvigia josephinae
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Eastern Cape: Western Cape: Northern Cape:


Brunsvigia josephinae is a large growing bulb found from around Niewoudtville in the Nortern Cape Province, eastwards through the Little Karoo, to approximately the Baviaanskloof in the Eastern Cape Province.

These winter growing bulbs are usually partly exposed above the ground and the large greenish-gray leaves appear in winter and die back in summer.

The beautiful large dark red flowers on an umbel up to 65 cm long are produced in autumn.

Propagation is from seed or dividing offshoots. Offshoots are however few and far between. Seed grown plants can take 10 years or more to flower.


Brunsvigia josephinae Brunsvigia josephinae
Brunsvigia josephina flowering in autumn. Flower.



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