Latin – resembling the genus Hyacinthus.
Perennial, bulbous herb, bulb membranous-tunicate. Leaves basal, weak, flat. Flowers radially symmetrical, bell-shaped, nodding, stalked, individual flower stalks not articulated. Inflorescence a loose terminal raceme.Tepals 3+3, 1-nerved, free. Stamens 6, attached to the tepals. Ovary superior. Fruit a capsule. Seeds rounded, black. [Endymion Dum.].
Mostly grown as a hardy bulbs in full sun to light shade on well-drained soils.
3 species from eastern South Africa.
Bulb with the inflorescence of blue bell-like flowers with free, 1-nerved tepals and few, roundish seeds.
Ortiz et al. (1999).
Source: (2005). Drimiopsis. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.