Green Cape Cowslip (Lachenalia viridiflora)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 10 to 12"
Leaves: Other: sometimes mottled/spotted darker green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Turquoise
Flower Time: Winter
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Seedling may flower first year after dormancy.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: bulbils
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2007-11-29basement
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2007-12-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: March 2006basement, under lights
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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 29, 2011 1:28 PM

Rather rare color bloom - Viridian to turquoise.
May be grown in pots under lights or in a greenhouse if north of Z9.
Relatively long bloom period in the winter.

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