Lampranthus amoenus

Lampranthus amoenus

Lampranthus amoenus

Scientific name

Lampranthus amoenus is a fast-growing shrub, forming a sizeable plant within a year or two. It grows well for about five years, after which it starts to become moribund, however, they can live and flower for many years.

According to the South African Red List for plants, Lampranthus amoenus is recognised as E (Endangered), primarily due to massive habitat loss from agriculture and urban expansion, and habitat degradation from alien invasive plants.

This plant occurs naturally from the Cape Peninsula to Malmesbury, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It inhabits rocky hillsides or sandy lowlands primarily of the Atlantis Sand Fynbos vegetation type. It thrives in full sun and soils with excellent drainage.

References and further reading

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Image credit: Paul Hoekman
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Nursery Quantity
Arundel Nursery 121
Cornursery Unlimited 3
Jacques' Nursery 2
Shlomo's 4
Total 130

This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.

Site Area Quantity
Site #22 Rosebank 50
Site #23 Rosebank 80
Site #25 Rosebank 200
Site #28 Mowbray 160
Site #30 Rosebank 60
Site #33 Rosebank 60
Site #36 Rosebank 30
Site #37 Mowbray 50
Site #41 Rosebank 50
Site #44 Rosebank 500
Site #46 Rosebank 30
Site #47 Rosebank 200
Site #54 Langa 15
Site #57 Rosebank 500
Site #59 Rosebank 50
5 other sites 795
Total 2035

Important characteristics

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Suitable for sandy soil

It provides food for:


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