1934Friend 15 Mar. (Swart)Ifafa lilies (Kaffir lilies) with their scarlet, yellow and white spikes or blooms are particularly pleasing subjects in the early spring.
1946K.C. Stanford inFarmer’s Weekly 30 Oct. 48The cream Ifafa lilies..begin to bloom about the same time.
1962S. EliovsonDiscovering Wild Flowers in Sn Afr. 160Cyrtanthus o’brienii...The graceful drooping flowers of the Red Ifafa Lily appear in August and September...The well-known Ifafa Lily (C. mackenii) is similar in appearance, but has white, pink or apricot flowers, while there is also a yellow variety.
c1968S. CandyNatal Coast Gardening 71Ifafa lily must be guarded against attack from the black-and-yellow Amaryllis caterpillar at all times.
1975J.M. GibsonWild Flowers of Natal 15Found in damp places near the Ifafa lagoon, there used to be large colonies of Ifafa lilies.
1982W.G. SheatA-Z of Gardening 91The ifafa lily..bears spring umbels ranging from white through cream to yellow, apricot and on to deep red.
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