Veltheimia Capensis also known as Sand Lily is native to the drier regions of South African Western Cape regions and into Namibia.
The Sand Lily is both a beautiful and unique flowering bulb with upright blue gray leaves that have undulating margins and are folded inward at the thickened midrib. The flowers emerge nearly the same time as the leaves they are reddish pink in color followed by an attractive reddish inflated capsule. Plant in full sun, it will not bloom if planted in the shade, the upper one third of this rare bulb must be exposed (above the soil), and the soil must be well –drained, irrigate only when the leaves start to emerge from the top of the bulb. Let the soil dry off as the foliage ripens in the summer, resume watering in September when new growth begins. Hardy to 28 degrees F.
We are offering for sale a well-established plant the flower bulb of which measures about 1 inches in diameter.