J. C. Manning & P. Goldblatt, 2004
Eastern South Africa
Mix - Rich
Medium - Maximum
Minimum - Medium
Purple African Hyacinth
Nicholas Edward Brown, 1921.
Drimiopsis purpurea, Frederick Ziervogel Van der
This member of the
was given this name by John C. Manning and Peter Goldblatt in 2004. It is found in
eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil but rather rich with
quite some water and little to some sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 18 centimetres in height. The flowers are pale pink.
The genera is named after Prof.
Dr. Carl F. von Ledebour, 1785-1851, a German-Estonian botanist. The
species name from Latin ater; 'black, clothed in dark' and
purpureus, 'purple', referring to the dark-purple spots on the
leaves. Well, if it get plenty of light.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of