Leopoldia weissii

Leopoldia weissii Freyn

1. History/Origin:

East Aegean Islands, Greece and Turkey.

Leopoldia weissii
18 May 2019

2. IPNI Data – First published in:

Oesterr. Bot. Z. 28: 87 (1878)

3. Plants of the world online ref:


4. Supplier:

RarePlants Dec 2018

5. Description of supplier:

‘ Stems up to 30cm tall, bearing a lax cylindrical tassel Hyacinth type spike of flowers. The lower fertile ones are deep brown bronze, and pale brown with yellow teeth, the upper sterile tassel is purple to violet and even pinkish in some plants.’

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7. Plant
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9. Leaves

2020 May 23 Distinctive red colouring to leaves as they age and die back.

10. Flowers

2019 May 18 As suggested by supplier, sterile flowers are more pink than purple on this plant.

The rest of the flowers are held at right angle to stem on pedicels about two thirds the length of the flower.

Flowers are pale green at base with slightly darker green striation where petals are fused.

The colour changes to brown for the last third of the flowers before the yellow of the lobes. The clear yellow lobes are quite tightly pinched.


2020 May 02 x5 seeds (about one third of those collected last year) have germinated and continue to grow.

2020 Mar 7th seeds collected last autumn are beginning to germinate.


2020 Apr 5 – SOP

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