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Ammocharis coranica

Seeroogblom

Excellent for dry spots and rockeries.

Plant Type:

General Size: small

Flowering Time: summer

Flowering Colour: pink

Specifications: deciduous | fragrant | frost resistant | sun | townhouse gardens | waterwise

Description

Although this bulb is deciduous it is worth planting as the fragrant pink flowers, which open in summer are so beautiful. The leaves are arranged in a whorl which is also attractive. It is frost resistant and drought resistant. An excellent choice for hot, dry spots and rockeries. It is used medicinally to treat serious afflictions caused by witchcraft. The name originates from the Greek ‘ammo’ = sand as it grows well in sandy soil.