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Family: HYACINTHACEAE 

 Lachenalia tricolor
 
  
Author:  Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin 1784
Family:  Hyacinthaceae
Habitat:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3-4 centimetres
Height:  10-15 centimetres
Flower:  Orange-Red/Yellow/Creamy White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  Three-coloured Lachenalia, Cape Cowslip
Synonyms:  Lachenalia aloides var. aloides Engl. 1899

 

   This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin in 1784. It is found in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulbs will grow to four centimetres in diameter, the plant reaches ten to fifteen centimetres, 30 with the inflorescence with the orange-red, yellow and creamy white flowers.

The genera name is in honour of the Swiss botanist Prof. Werner de Lachenal (Warnerus de la Chenal )1739-1800.