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Products > Brunsvigia josephinae
Brunsvigia josephinae - Josephine's Candelabra Flower
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Fall
Synonyms: [Brunsvigia gydobergensis]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Brunsvigia josephinae (Josephine's Candelabra Flower) - A large bulb - It produces the largest bulbs of any plant, sometimes exceeding 2' in length. In fall are produced the flowers on thick stalks to 18-23 inches tall bearing a full head, often more than 25, of coral-red flowers, each about 2 1/2 inches across. After the blooms fade the pedicels elongate with the ripening seeds, the leaves emerge. Eventually the large gray-green leaves can be 3-4 inches in width by 2-3 feet long. Native to the Eastern Cape Providence and introduced into cultivation in 1814. Plant in full sun to half shade and protect from frost. Irrigate well during the growing season from fall to spring and allow a rest period w/o irrigation during the summer. If plants are dug it is important to remove entire bulb as root attachment area should not be broken. Plants usually will not bloom the first or second year after bulbs are dug. Can be grown in large containers. 

Information about Brunsvigia josephinae displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.