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Rhodohypoxis baurii Alba

Red star 'Alba'

Ideal for rockeries

Price 1 Litre Pots £3.99 Each - 3 for £10

A little gem of a plant producing a clump of spiky, softly hairy, grass-like leaves which grow from underground corms to a height of less than 10cm (4ins). From late spring through early summer, starry pure white flowers, carried on slender stalks, appear amongst the leaves, lighting up the plant for several weeks. A delightful plant that will fit into the smallest garden. A plant that that creates an impact, but takes up little space.


Plant in full sun on rock gardens, in gravel, gaps in paving or in pots and containers.


Any well drained soil that never becomes waterlogged. Mulch soil surface with grit or gravel and remove foliage and flower stems as they die down in late summer. Mark planting positions and watch for shoots in spring. 

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available September - June
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering May - July
Evergreen No
Plant height 5 cm - 10 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 10 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 10 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, Banks and slopes, Gravel garden, Rock garden


Typically available

From September to June