|Author: ||Selmar Schönland,
Medium - Maximum
Pink - Mauve
Polyxena leipoedtii, Barker.
ensifolia, J.C.Manning & Goldblatt.
Agapanthus ensifolius, Willd.
Massonia ensifolia, Ker Gawl.
Lachenalia ensifolia subsp. maughanii,
(Polyxena maughanii W.F.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae
family was given this name by Selmar Schönland in
1910. It is found in South Africa, growing in clay or sand,
but do fine in an any well drained soil with some water and some
to lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter,
the leaves up to seven centimetres. The flowers are from almost
white over pink to mauve.
The genera name after Polyxena,
daughter of Priamos, king of Troy - the name actually means
'the hospitable'. The species name means 'sword-shaped leaves'.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of