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.
Native to South Africa.