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Scadoxus membranaceus

This evergreen, compact plant grows from a bulb where 3 to 4, thin layers of leaves will appear. These leaves come directly from the rhizomatous rootstock rather than from an exposed stem. The four sheathing bracts enclosing the flower open up to reveal the extremely showy flowerhead which resembles a paintbrush – hence the common name. Once the flower has faded, bright red berries can be seen.

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Common Name:
Dwarf paintbrush, (Eng.); seeroogblom (Afr.)
Plant Height:
50 cm
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Flowering Time:
September, October, November, December, January, February, March