Veltheimia capensis (L.) DC.

Sand Lily


Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Veltheimia

Category: Bulb

Zones: 9b to 11

Size: To 2' tall

Description: 

Ruffled green-grey leaves. Pink flowers on spikes in late spring followed by pink-tinted seed pods. Needs good drainage. Dormant in summer.

History: 

Published in Liliac. (Redouté) 4: 193 in 1807.

Basionym Aletris capensis L.

Synonyms Veltheimia glauca (Aiton) Jacq. published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 40 t. 77 in 1797, Aletris glauca Aiton, Veltheimia viridifolia Jacq. published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 41 t. 78 in 1797.

Native to South Africa.


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