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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
sand lily winter veltheimia
Veltheimia deasii Veltheimia glauca
Veltheimia viridifolia misapplied
Veltheimia are bulbous perennials with strap-shaped leaves and stout stems each bearing a terminal raceme of nodding, tubular flowers
V. capensis is a bulbous perennial to 45cm, with a rosette of strap-shaped, wavy-edged, glaucous leaves and stout purple-spotted stems bearing a terminal raceme of drooping tubular pale pink flowers 3-4cm in length, with darker spots
S Africa (N & W Cape)
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loam-based compost with added sharp sand in full sun. Reduce water as leaves fade and keep just moist when dormant. Intolerant of root disturbance so only repot when congested. Plant in autumn with neck of bulb just above soil surface.
Propagate by seed sown at 19-24° C in autumn or remove offsets in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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