What's blooming at Baltimore's Rawlings Conservatory?
Photo credit: Michael Lemmon
Haemanthus albiflos is a beautiful bulb that grows in the the cool, shady areas of the coastal region of South Africa.
In late autumn or early winter, they form small white clusters tipped in bright yellow that resemble a shaving brush, giving it the common name “White Paint Brush.”
It prefers light shade and a well-drained soil. This plant does best in warmer climates but is easy to maintain in pots and can be brought indoors in frost prone areas.