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Ledebouria pardalota

Ledebouria pardalota

Hands up if you’ve never heard of Ledebouria. Neither had I until a trip I made several years ago to Mozambique and Swaziland introduced me to the genus in the wild and ignited an interest that continues to burn.  The genus is closely related to Scilla, of which everyone has heard and, whereas the latter has beautiful flowers and unattractive foliage, the reverse is true of Ledebouria. See more at: http://www.evolution-plants.com/details.php?k=5552#sthash.Htnt35UB.dpuf

Hands up if you’ve never heard of Ledebouria. Neither had I until a trip I made several years ago to Mozambique and Swaziland introduced me to the genus in the wild and ignited an interest that continues to burn. The genus is closely related to Scilla, of which everyone has heard and, whereas the latter has beautiful flowers and unattractive foliage, the reverse is true of Ledebouria. See more at: http://www.evolution-plants.com/details.php?k=5552#sthash.Htnt35UB.dpuf

Ledebouria socialis.
'the silver squill' or 'wood hyacinth', is a geophytic species of bulbous perennial plant native to the Cape Province of South Africa. It has unusual, felt-like leaves. 
It was first described by John Gilbert Baker as Scilla socialis in 1870.[1] John Peter Jessop later revised the genus Scilla and split off several species, reclassifying Scilla socialis into the genus Ledebouria in 1970.[2] It is often cultivated and grows well with minimal care.

Ledebouria socialis. 'the silver squill' or 'wood hyacinth', is a geophytic species of bulbous perennial plant native to the Cape Province of South Africa. It has unusual, felt-like leaves. It was first described by John Gilbert Baker as Scilla socialis in 1870.[1] John Peter Jessop later revised the genus Scilla and split off several species, reclassifying Scilla socialis into the genus Ledebouria in 1970.[2] It is often cultivated and grows well with minimal care.

Ledebouria somaliensis

Ledebouria somaliensis

Ledebouria parvifolia

Ledebouria parvifolia

Ledebouria, the Leopard Squill - a distinctive little drought tolerant plant

Ledebouria, the Leopard Squill - a distinctive little drought tolerant plant

Ledebouria is an interesting genus, with several great little plants; all of these are more of a companion plant to other succulents and combine well in planters and containers.

Ledebouria atrobrunnea

Ledebouria atrobrunnea

Ledebouria dolomiticola

Ledebouria dolomiticola

Ledebouria camerooniana

Ledebouria camerooniana

Ledebouria edulis

Ledebouria edulis

Ledebouria confusa

Ledebouria confusa

Ledebouria macowanii

Ledebouria macowanii

Ledebouria papillata

Ledebouria papillata

Ledebouria remifolia

Ledebouria remifolia

Ledebouria minima

Ledebouria minima