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Strange Wonderful Things.
This member of the Balsaminaceae
family was given this name by
William Botting Hemsley
in 1897. It is found
near Port St. Johns, Eastern Cape, South Africa, growing in a well drained
and rather rich soil with
some to lots of water and some sun. The tubers can grow into a
cluster, each sixteen
centimetre in diameter , the entire plant to 90 centimetres in
large flowers are pink to rosy.