The flowers by Nich Helme, Inaturalist.ca.
I fail to find photos of the leaves and bulb.
Wet season by Nich Helme, Inaturalist.ca.
Pale flowers by Nich Helme,
And the dark by Nich Helme,
Deidré Anne Snijman, 1989
MW South Africa
Grit - Mix
Pale - Deep Pink / Reddish
This member of the Amaryllidaceae family
was given this name by Deidré Anne Snijman in 1989. It is found in the mountains
near Vanrhynsdorp in mid-western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow from one to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 15 centimetres in height. The flowers are from pale to deep pink with a
reddish centre - and non-scenting.
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 from Latin; Undosa; meaning 'wavy,
undulary, undulatory' for the edges of the petals.
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