This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by
Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1860. It is found
in eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil but organic
rich soil with
quite some water and some to lots of sun sun. The bulbs can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 25 centimetres in
flowers are from pink over orange to the most common bright red. .
This plant can be grown as a
evergreen, but generally a summer grower.
The genera name originates
from the Greek kyrtos, meaning curved and anthos
meaning flower. The species name; sanguineous is Latin for