Brunsvigia josephinae is a large growing bulb from around Worcester in the Western Cape Province, eastwards through the Little Karoo, to approximately Willowmore in the Eastern Cape Province. Some specimens have been found north of the Swartberg in the Great Karoo.
The winter growing bulbs are usually partly exposed above the ground and the large greenish-gray leaves appear in winter and die back in summer.
The beautiful large dark red flowers on an umbel up to 65 cm long are produced in autumn.
Propagation is from seed or dividing offshoots. Offshoots are however few and far between. Seed grown plants can take 10 years or more to flower.
Brunsvigia josephina flowering in autumn.