Plants with green flowers can be so amazing. The green is certainly not leaf green, but more of a turquoise. Add to that the spotted flower stalk and you have something that is quite the conversation piece. It is threatened in the wild around St. Helena Bay on South Africa’s west coast,, but thankfully it has enough charm that it has become successful in cultivation. It is a winter grower and bloom time is fall.
Pronunciation: lak-en-AH-ee-uh vir-id-uh-FLOR-uh
Species Meaning: Green flowers
Lachenalia viridiflora is native to South Africa.
They want a bright, frost free location. They take well to pot culture and want well drained compost. Bulbs should be planted 1″ to 2″ below the surface. Keep dry over summer.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21221
Found in Greenhouse,
We acquired this plant from Pacific Bulb Society BX-476 #83.