Ledebouria galpinii

Silver Squill


Add to wishlist Remove from wishlist

Yet another venerable member of the legion of incredible South African bulbs. This one likes it arid and with as little frost as can be managed, but it isn't uncommon to see them in pot culture among xeric specialists, just bring them indoors when they are in their winter dormancy. Incredibly uniquely textured leaves ridged and bumpy like some kind of exotic lizard in muted tones of purple-brown. The flowers provide quite the contrast to the dour prehistoric foliage, happy little candelabras of candy-floss pink!


Plant Type

  • Perennial / Bulb

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)
  • Zone 10 (30 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun

Water Needs

  • Dry

Bloom Time

  • Spring
  • Good as a house plant
  • Drought Tolerant Plants