Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Rhodohypoxis baurii
Rhodohypoxis baurii

Click to Enlarge

Zone
Zones 4-7, 14-24, 28-33
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Rhodohypoxis baurii

Hypoxidaceae
Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials

From the mountains of South Africa. Tufts of narrow, 2–3-in. leaves are nearly obscured by masses of inch-wide, six-petaled flowers over a long spring-and-summer bloom period. Typical blossom colors range from pink shades to rosy red, but white varieties are available. Grows from a bulblike structure that is closest to a rhizome but also has characteristics of corm, tuber, and tuberous roots.

Plant roots in early spring, setting them 1 in. deep and 3–5 in. apart in nonalkaline, well-drained soil; choose a location where winter moisture can be kept to a minimum. Stop watering when foliage yellows in fall. Divide crowded plantings in early spring, just as growth begins. Good in rock gardens. Often grown in containers to accommodate the need for dry winters.

You Might Also Like...

Sternbergia lutea

Native from the western Mediterranean to central Asia. Golden yellow, 1 1/2-in. flowers, one on each 6...

Pleioblastus shibuyanus ‘Tsuboi’

From Japan. This aggressively running bamboo grows to 4 ft. tall, with 1/2-in. stems. Green leaves hav...

Sarcococca hookeriana humilis

Low growing, seldom more than 1 1/2 ft. high; spreads by underground runners to 8 ft. or more. Branche...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement