will naturalize in shaded gardens where the Summers are dry and the
Winters warm. The Forest Lily is Summer deciduous in most gardens
and seems to resent Summer irrigation. Veltheimia bracteata blooms
late Winter into early Spring. The foot long wavy
margined leaves or the Forest Lily are somewhat succulent and a treat for
snails. Veltheimia bracteata grows a foot to 18" tall and
slowly spreads by dividing bulbs after flowering. Velthemia
bracteata is native to South Africa. Veltheimia bracteata is Winter
hardy into the high teens, though it may skip blooming for a season if temperatures
drop below 20° F.
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