Shell pink, 3cm wide, star-like flowers, open during the day, facing outwards from August into October. This lovely plant is a summer rainfall species from the Drakensberg Mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, and the Transvaal which is pollinated both by beetles and bees. As a high elevation species it is hardier than many of the Cape species.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Classification:Hardy perennial, Hardy bulb