Joseph von Jacquin, 1784
Orange - Red / Yellow / Creamy White
Three-Coloured Lachenalia, Cape Cowslip
Lachenalia aloides var. aloides Engl. 1899.
Scilla versicolor, Salisb.
Phormium aloides, L.f.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was
given this name by Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin in 1784. It is found in
southern South Africa, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulbs will grow
to four centimetres in diameter, the plant reaches ten to fifteen
centimetres, 30 with the inflorescence with the orange-red, yellow
and creamy white flowers.
The genera name is in honour
of the Swiss botanist Prof. Werner de Lachenal (Warnerus de la
Chenal )1739-1800. The species name means 'three coloured',
which the flowers can be.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of