Pink-flowered White blood lily

Pink-flowered White blood lily is a hybrid of white-flowered White blood lily (Haemanthus albiflos) and red-flowered White blood lily (Haemanthus coccineus).

Pink-flowered White blood lily extends the thick stem among round tip succulent leaves like Rohdea japonica (Thunb.) Roth from autumn to early winter.   The stem grows from 10 to 20cm in length where many florets bloom among pink bracts at its tip.   Contrary to White blood lily, the flower stem does not have small tender hairs.   At the beginning, florets are bundled together to bloom then become patulous, to bloom like brush of seven centimeters in diameter.   The stamens project out by the yellow anther is conspicuous.

The White blood lily (Haemanthus albiflos var. pubescens) is planted in the same corner as Pink-flowered White blood lily at Higashiyama Botanical Garden Greenhouse.

Classification Amaryllidaceae Haemanthus
Scientific name Haemanthus albiflos x H. coccineus
Japanese name Momoirobana-mayuhake-omoto
English name Pink-flowered White blood lily
Native locality South Africa
Ecological description Bulb plant
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Planting place Succulent Plant Greenhouse
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