Polyxena longituba (Lachenalia longituba) AGM
Pink striped flowers on mass in Autumn.
This is a surprisingly hardy variety that if kept in a free draining soil away from excess water will flower in October. Foliage will then take you through winter with seed heads ripening in early spring produces pearlescent black seeds. Perfect for the alpine rock garden, scree or container.
This late autumn flowering bulb flowers most years in the middle of October.
Hardy if kept in alpine gritty soil.
Hardiness: Hardy – if grown as above.
Life Cycle: perennial
Basic Colour: ( white )
Flower Colour: white / lilac / pink
Natural Flowering: October
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 5cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average / moist
Soil ph: acid / alkaline / neutral
Location: container / rock garden
Pruning: leave to self seed
Tolerates: drought tolerant
Origin: South Africa
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