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Photo from Mainly Amaryllids Garden.

Photo by
Cameron McMaster. in Gamtoos in April.

Author: Robert Allen Dyer, 1950
Origin:  Cape Province, South Africa
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  5 (40) Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Gregarious Candelabra Flower
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Robert Allen Dyer in 1950. It is found in the south-eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulb can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to five centimetres in height - 40 centimetres with the flowers, which are pink to red.

The name Brunsvigia, in honour of the Duke of Brunswick. The species name indicate that many specimina growing in the same place.

This Brunsvigia is close related to Brunsvigia radulosa, but it will flower in April - mid summer, according to Cameron McMaster.

Photo by
Cameron McMaster in Leeuwenbosch in April.