Plant Guide

Rhodohypoxis baurii

Ground-covering herbaceous perennial from South Africa with grassy leaves, 3-10 cm long, and pink, white or red, star-shaped flowers, 2-3 cm wide, opening in spring and summer. Spreads with small dark brown rhizomes.

Prefers a sunny spot with well-draining soil, moist during the growing season and relatively dry during the dormant time in winter. Multiplies well. Propagate from seed in spring, or by division in late autumn. Tolerates moderate frosts (USDA zones 9-10). In areas with wet or very cold winters, Rhodopoxis baurii is best grown in a pot that can be moved indoors when the plant is dormant. Water sparingly in winter; just enough to prevent the rhizomes from completing drying out. Generally disease free.

Forms a lovely colourful carpet, flowering for a long time. Good for under-planting, as long as the plant still receives lots of sun. Perfect for containers.

Type of plant

Herbaceous - Perennial


about 10 cm tall

Landscape Use

ground cover, rock gardens, container plant


  • Temperature: Half hardy
  • Light: High
  • Moisture: Medium
  • Soil: Light Medium
  • Wind tolerance: Average
  • Coastal tolerance: Average