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New for 2020!

Haemanthus barkerae bloom size bulb

Lovely pink paintbrushes appear in late summer while the leaves are dormant.  The leaves come up in the fall and are attractively mottled with red.  It is very unusual to find bloom size bulbs of this species for sale, and these are seed grown from Silverhill seed which means no virus!

(Amaryllidaceae)   This bulb will ship when dormant from spring through late summer.  If you place an order with other plants while it is still in active growth, it will ship separately.


Light: Part shade is best, so place near a shrub or fine-textured shade tree.  Also does well in a pot indoors with bright, indirect light.

Water: Moderate to heavy requirements provided that the soil is sharply draining.  Very little water when dormant over the summer.  As the nights cool off, give it a good drenching and then no more water until you see growth.

Soil: Sharply draining, but high in organic matter.

Fertilizer: Relatively heavy feeder, so a slow-release fertilizer is appreciated.  I use a peat-based potting mix with a generous helping of extra pummice added.

Hardiness: USDA Zone 10

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