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Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Pintado'

Common Name:
Red star
Plant Type:
Cormous perennial
Hypoxidaceae (The Star Grass Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southern Africa
California Native?:
Plant Size:
4 inches high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
rock gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Light pink
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Rhodohypoxis baurii is a small, showy perennial prized for rock garden and pot culture with thickened, cormlike rhizomes from which clumps of hairy, grasslike leaves appear in spring. Beginning a few weeks later and often continuing well into the summer, many small 6-parted blossoms are displayed on individual 3-4 inch stems. 'Pintado' has pale pink blossoms shading to deep red at the tips of the petals. It is also the most fragrant of all the cultivars we have grown. Winter deciduous. Sun, well drained soil, moderate watering. Shield them from winter rains if possible.