Around 26 species of bulbous plants from South Africa. They do well in southern counties in a well-drained soil. In colder areas, a good mulch over winter is likely to be needed. Leaves usually strap-like, appearing with or sometime after the flowers. Colours vary from white to pink, to orange-red and with some almost purple-mauve. If needed water during growth, September through autumn. By south or west walls they rarely suffer and should increase well. Lift and divide in the summer if required.