I saw this flower at the botanic gardens yesterday. What is it?

It's late summer here. It seems to have no leaves, so I guess it grows from a bulb or something similar. The total height was perhaps 15-20cm. The petals felt kinda firm and rubbery, like the leaves of a succulent.

Mystery flower - side view Mystery flower - top view

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It has all the same qualities of a Scadoxus membranaceus. Except I can not find anywhere saying that they are known to grown in New Zealand, and the colors are much more vibrant than other images.


Haemanthus coccineus, is the label on mine. I have also seen a white one. They have large leaves almost a 1/2 meter long during winter.

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