Despite its forbidding name (until recently known as Lapeirousia cruenta
, another tongue twister),
this hardy South African bulb is a very pretty and reliable spring-summer bloomer.
It grows to 6-8 inches tall and is easy to please.
Suitable for a pot or a rock garden.
Each pot includes a mix of two colors:
Pure white flowers with red throats,
generally known as the 'Joan Evans' cultivar (photo at upper left)
Coral red flowers with darker throats (photo at lower left)
Anomatheca laxa will naturalize.
To speed things along, we recommend pressing the red jewel-like seeds in the ground, covering them lightly.