Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials
Native to South Africa. Strap-shaped leaves, 2 to 3 ft. long. In summer, the stout, 2 to 4-ft. stems are topped with loose, spike-like clusters of 1 to 1 1/2-in.-long, sweet-scented white flowers—drooping, funnel shaped, the three outer segments often tipped green.
Plant in fall where winter lows won’t fall below 10°F/–12°C, in spring in colder regions; set bulbs 6 in. deep and 1 ft. apart, in organically enriched soil. Floral display is best if clump is not disturbed from one year to the next. Where winter lows range from 10° to -20°F/-12° to -29°C, mulch planting after foliage dies down. In colder regions, dig annually and store as for gladiolus. Control slugs and snails.
Reported to be a hybrid between Ligustrum japonicum ‘Rotundifolium‘ and Ligus...
Grows at a moderate to fast rate, eventually reaching 40–80 ft. tall, with a heavy-limbed crown ...
Probably one of hardiest palms; has survived brief (but not prolonged) temperature drops to 0°F/°