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Drimiopsis maculata

Common Name: Little White Soldiers, African false hosta

Plant Family: Hyacinthaceae

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4 in stock

Quantity or Pot size:  9 cm pots


Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy to minus 5 deg. C
Position/ Situation:  Sheltered, frost-free gardens
Sun/ Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Planting Style:  sub tropical bed out
Suggested Use:  Growing in Pots
Season of Interest:  Spring to autumn
Flower Colour:  White
Leaf Colour:  Variegated
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Spreading
Evergreen:  No
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive


Ledebouria petiolata. A bulbous perennial from South Africa where it is found under trees and on banks by streams. The shiny green leaves have wavy margins and sport black spots, reputedly more obvious in the sun. Spikes of tiny white flowers appear in early summer, hence one if its common names. In the UK it requires a sheltered spot, outdoors associating well with Hostas and Ferns, but in cold areas it is best grown in a pot and kept under cover in the winter. The bulbs multiply rapidly, so they can be tried in various parts of the garden to see what pleases them. Above freezing they will keep some leaves, but in most gardens they will die down and will benefit from a mulch of leaves.


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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.