Gilbert Baker, 1886
Medium - Maximum
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1886. It is found in
Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to
lots of sun. The bulb can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the
leaves reach 20 centimetres and the flowers 60 centimetres.
The species name means
'having-fair-foliage'. The genera name means it originates from the
Zambezi River basin, the fourth largest river basin in Africa.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
is now part of the Asparagaceae