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Leucocoryne coquimbensis

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While the narrow grass like leaves are not that eye catching, the flowers are!

Author: Federico Philippi, 1896
Origin:  Central Chile
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Blue - Violet / White / Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Glory of the Sun, Andean Glory of the Sun Lily
Synonyms:  Leucocoryne coquimbensis var. alba: White flowers

This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by Federico Philippi in 1896. It is found in central Chile, growing in a rich and well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulbs grow to two centimetres, the grass like leaves to 20 or even 40 centimetres as well as the inflorescence. The magnificent flowers are blue to violet and white with a greenish yellow centre.

The genera name from the Greek leukos; 'white' and koryne 'club'; referring to the white staminodes. The species name as it originates from Coquimbo, Chile.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Alliaceae is now part of the Amaryllidaceae.

This is a winter-grower.