Brunsvigia orientalis (L.) Aiton ex Eckl.

Candelabra Flower, Chandelier Lily, King Candelabra

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Brunsvigia

Category: Bulb

Size: To 20" tall


At first they look like large pink eggs coming from the ground, then the stem elongates and is topped with a bright red spherical flower head to 20" diameter. Leaves appear after the flower stalks have died back. They lie flat on the ground and are tongue-shaped.


Published in Topogr. Verz. Pflanzensamml. Ecklon 7 in 1827.

Basionym Amaryllis orientalis L. also published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 38 t. 74 in 1797.

Native to South Africa.


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