John Gilbert Baker, 1874
Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia,
Rich - Mix
Medium - Maximum
Cooper’s African Hyacinth,
Cooper's False Scilla, Cooper's Ledebouria, Zebra's Quill, Striped Squill,
Scilla cooperi, Joseph
D. Hooker, 1866.
And a lot other; see below...
This member of the Hyacinthaceae*
was given this name by John Gilbert Baker in 1874. It is found in Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia
and South Africa, growing in a well drained but rich soil with quite
some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to
2,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from ten to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are purple.
The genera is named after Prof.
Dr. Carl F. von Ledebour, 1785-1851, a German-Estonian botanist. The species name
after Thomas Cooper, 1815-1913, a British horticulturalist who
collected plants in South Africa from 1859 to 1862, and the
father-in-law of the botanist N.E. Brown.
to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
is now part of the Asparagaceae.