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Not really pretty in summer, except the flowers.

Author: Robert Brown, 1810
Family:  AMARYLLIDACEAE
Origin:  South-Eastern Australia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2-6 Centimetres
Height:  30 (50) Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - Purple
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Garland Lily
Synonyms:  Calostemma carneum Lindl.
Calostemma luteum Sims.
Calostemma purpureum
var. carneum, Benth.
Pancratium macquaria,
A.Cunn.
Calostemma purpurea.

This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was given this name by Robert Brown in 1810. It is found in western New South Wales, north-western Victoria and in South Australia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb can grow to two or even up to six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 30 centimetres in height, 50 with the inflorescence. The flowers are pink to purple.

The leaves forms during winter while the inflorescence with the six to ten flowers are found in the mid summer. 

The name Calostemma  originates from the Greek: kalos meaning 'beautiful', and stemma, 'crown'. The species name purpureum is from Latin: 'purple'.