T. A. Durand & H. Schinz,
South-Western South Africa
Mix - Grit
Medium - Maximum
White - Pink / Wine Red
Imhofia cinnamomea, M. Roemer, 1847.
Hessea crispa, Kunth, 1850
Periphanes cinnamomea, F.M. Leight. 1948.
Amaryllis crispa, Jacq.
Amaryllis pulchella, Spreng. ex Kunth.
Imhofia crispa, Herb.
Periphanes crispa, Salisb.
Strumaria crispa, Ker Gawl.
This member of the
was given this name by Théophile Alexis Durand and Hans Schinz in 1894. It is found in
the south-western corner of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
quite some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to twelve centimetres in height. The flowers are from white to pink with a
The name Hessea
commemorates Christian Heinrich Friedrich Hesse, 1772–1837, a Lutheran
minister who came to Cape Town from Hanover and grew succulents in his
garden. The species name cinnamomea is a New Latin adjective
This is a
winter-grower, flowering after fire.
Flowers by Helene Preston Ispotnature.org.
They do get some water in the wild, photo
by Stuart Hall Ispotnature.org.
The white flowers by Colin