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Common Name: AFRICAN POTATO - SILVER-LEAFED STAR FLOWER
Scientific Name: Hypoxis rigidula
Alternative Names: Silwerblaar sterretjie (Afr.)

Package FormatN/A
PriceR87.00

Description

  • Perennial
  • Indigenous - growing on grassy slopes in Gauteng, Free State and Mpumalanga.
  • Hardy tuberous, deciduous plant that has erect long, strongly ribbed narrow grey green hairy leaves that bend backwards.
  • Can grow up to 90cm and spikes of large golden star-shaped flowers appear in spring.
  • It is an attractive garden plant for grassland gardens and in containers.
  • Waterwise - needs well-drained soil in sun.

Other Uses

  • The leaves can be woven into a strong rope.
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