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Cyrtanthus mackenii 'Hobgoblin'

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Cyrtanthus mackenii 'Hobgoblin' – is a lovely, heart warming winter-flowering bulb with as many as ten 3” gently arced tubes extending in a spray-like pattern from each flowering stem. It will make a cherished sunny windowsill bulb with nearly evergreen strap-shaped leaves, a conservatory or alpine house potted citizen or where it can be planted outdoors in the garden it will form a pretty patch. Each flower is a lovely pastel salmon shade. It is very easy to please – fertile moisture retentive but draining mix with lots of sun. It blooms recurrently for us in winter over a long period and is a very good increaser. In a “for-the-hell-of-it” moment I planted some bulbs in the open garden as an experiment here in USDA zone 5b. To my amazement they survived several winters without protection sprouting again in spring until I finally altered the garden and rooted them out! The only hitch is that they didn’t flower; that may come as no big surprise! Established potted blooming-sized bulbs.


12 in


Salmon Pink
Item Description Price  
CYRTAMAHO Cyrtanthus mackenii 'Hobgoblin' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $20.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Cyrtanthus mackenii 'Hobgoblin'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Winter

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Conservatory
  • Rock Garden
  • Massing
  • Potted Plant
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Moist


  • South Africa

Propagated By

  • Division