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Sandersonia aurantiaca

Chinese lantern lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.3m to 0.85m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBright orange
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Sandersonia aurantiaca (Chinese lantern lily). This is a beautiful perennial climber, with stems which will grow about 75cm. The leaves are ribbed and they have tendrils at their tips, which cling to supports. The flowers are nodding and about 35mm and are yellow to orange.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb

Other common names

Christmas bells

Origin

S. Africa

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers. Greenhouse or conservatory.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are frost-tender plants which are summer-flowering and winter dormant, they should be kept moist and well fed during the growing period.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or by division.

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