Bulbs of this lovely South African plant are offered for sale every year, and are common enough to find their way on to the costermongers' barrows in Farring-don Street. The beautiful rosy bell-shaped flowers appear in August and September, after the broad strap-shaped leaves have died down. The best variety is the Kew one, which has many more flowers than the type (fig. 182). There is a new kind called Parkeri, with a white-flowered variety.