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Brunsvigia josephinae

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Author: John Bellenden Ker Gawler, 1817
Origin:  Eastern Cape Providence; South Africa
Soil:  Clay - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Max
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Candelabra Lily, Josephine's Candelabra Flower
Synonyms:  Amaryllis gigantea, Marum.
Amaryllis josephinae,
Amaryllis josephiniana,
Brunsvigia gigantea,
Brunsvigia glauca,
Brunsvigia gydobergensis,
D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies.
Coburgia josephinae,

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was described by John Bellenden Ker Gawler. It is found in the Eastern Cape Providence, South Africa. It will grow in everything from clay to grit, but preferring a well drained soil, some water and lots of sun. The bulb will grow to 20 centimetres in diameter and 60 centimetres long. The leaves grow up to 60 centimetres. The dark red flowers appears in autumn, the leaves in winter. 

The name Brunsvigia, in honour of the Duke of Brunswick. The specific name josephinae was named in honour of the Empress Josephine, Napoleon's first wife.

This is a winter-grower.

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