Christmas bells, Golden lily of the valley , Chinese lantern lily , geelklokkie (Afr.); ushayabhici (Zulu); ihlamvu (Zulu)
Name in Latin: Colchicaceae
Name in English: The Colchicum Family
Origin: South Africa Closely related to genera Glorisa and Littonia.
Growth Habit: perennial plant , climber, propagation by seed.
Flower: yellow, orange. Distinctly lantern shaped with flared tepals, not bell shaped like Littonia modesta. They have a musty scent.
Blooming Period: summer
delicate texture, graceful dimensional arcs, multiple use as feature or shared integrated arrangements.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 7-10 days
Amount of water: moderate
Nutrition: preservative, food
Special handling: delicate stems, yet last well
This flower has a special beauty for its presence as a suggestion of bountiful, regal, flower.