General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 18 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches or more in colonies
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Royal Paint Brush
  • White Blood Lily
  • Powder Puff
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Haemanthus albiflos
  • Synonym: Haemanthus albomaculatus

  • Posted by Danty (Simi Valley, Calif. - Zone 8b) on Dec 10, 2012 12:36 AM concerning plant:
    In early December these bulbs throw out the most striking flower heads.
    Pure white pincussions each with a glob of golden pollen.

    Super easy to grow.
    I have a clump in a 7-gallon pot that just gets better each year.

    Easy to divide as well.
    I usually have offsets to share.

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antsinmypants On September 2, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
Setting seed.
antsinmypants On August 8, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
Starting to bloom.
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