May be harmful if eaten by humans or animals – Keep away from children and pets
Active during: Summer
Common Name: Christmas bells
Family: Liliaceae (Colchicaceae)
Type: Twin-jointed, fleshy corm; deciduous; summer-growing, winter-dormant.
Origin: Eastern parts of South Africa.
The twin corms on a centrally jointed node are similar to those of its relative, Gloriosa. It bears slender 30cm stems, with lance-shaped leaves and bell-like orange blooms spaced at intervals along them. Cultivation and care are as for Gloriosa.