Genus name is given after the name of the Swiss professor of botany, Werner of Lachen.
Lachenalia is endemic in southern Africa with a wide distribution in south-western regions Namibia, Cape Province.
Lachenalia peersii - species decidua, Geof, 12-35 cm long. Bulb globally, 1.5-2.5 cm diameter, brown tunic. 1.2 lanceolata leaves, coriacee, wavy edges, 9-30 x 1-2 cm, dark green, longitudinal nervatiuni. Rid thin, erect, pale green, 5-30 cm long; rachides green or brown, 8-17 cm long. Blossom raceme, erect, pedicel suberect, white, green or brown, 0.3 mm long; bractei ovata in the inflorescences, lanceolata in the upper, white, green or brown, 0,2-0,6 x 0,1 -0.4 cm. Campanulata flowers, white with brown edgesdark or green-brown; periantului tube, white, 0.2 cm long, outer tepalele ovata, white with dark brown, 0.6 x 0.4 cm; tepalele obovata interior are white, with or without brown edges, 0, 7 x 0.4 cm. October-November period of prosperity. Fruit capsule, ovoid, membranous, 0.7 x 0.6 cm. Seeds overall 0.8 x 0.7 mm. 2n = 14.
Culture - well-drained soil, bad mixture of gravel and compost to acid ratio of 1:1. L ainceputul period of vegetation is moderately wet, but when buds appear in the flourishing period must be frequently wet. When the leaves begin to ingalbeneasca is required gradual reduction in water quantity to suspend watering. During the dormant, bulbs are preserved in well-ventilated, dark, in sand or peat seaca.
Multiplication - from seeds and bulbili. Bulbili cut the mother plant when the leaves are yellow and dry.
Diseases and pests - afidele and Lomax. If a drainage andnsuficient plants attacked by Fusarium.
John E. Bryan - Bulbs - Timber Press, 2002
Pedicularis rostrata-capitata - grows on alpine and subalpine meadows, cave sites, 1800-2400 m altitude.
Pedicularis rostrata-capital belongs to the family Orobanchaceae, which contain parasites or semiparazite, with or without chlorophyll, leaf bracteiforme.
Sedum acre - perennial species, succulent, native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, from 600 to 2200 m altitude, common dry soil, sand, walls, rocks and limestone soils.
Linum viscosum - increases in floor and alpine mountain in southern Europe, from Iberia to the Balkans, the arid grasslands and bushes, the limestone bedrock, from plain to 1600 m altitude.
Stachys officinalis - a species native to Europe and the Caucasus, grass grows on soils, pastures arid and mountainous deciduous paduride collinear, from 0 to 1800 m altitude.
Allium schoenoprasum is used as an ornamental species for borders or pots.
Leaves eaten cooked or raw with oil and fish. Leaves used like raw onions or garlic in a salad.
Agapanthus species. Cultivation and maintenance
Bletilla are easy to grow, to shady borders, where they make a handsome textural combination with ferns.
Hedychium coronarium - white ginger
Herbaceous perennial, 1-1.5 m inaltme, fleshy rhizome. Leaves alternate, decidue, language sessile 28-40 x 4.7 cm, narrow elliptic, apex long-acuminata, the acute glabra on top, the furry bottom steps. Flowering 4.10 x 3.6 cm. Bractei persistent ovat-triangulation, green, 4-7 x 2-4 cm, margins membranous.