Scientific nameFirst described in 1776, this beautiful long lasting white flower is now cultivated as a valuable cut-flower. "The species is found in vleis, sandy flats, lower mountain slopes and in disturbed ground" but prefers moist fertile soil.
Chincherinchees are propagated mainly by separation of bulbils from bulbs and to a lesser extent by seed germination. Good soil, water and temperature conditions support large sized flowers. Plants growing in soil lacking water and nutrients produce smaller flowers. The species would do well in a sunny aspect with free air circulation, well-drained soil and slightly sloping ground in gardens.
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Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.