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Schizostylis coccinea ‘Grandiflora’

Kaffir lily

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Schizostylis coccinea ‘Grandiflora’ (Kaffir lily). A perennial with long, narrow, grass-like, mid green leaves. Spikes of cup-shaped, bright red flowers are produced in early autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

S. Africa

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, borders, flower arranging

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilFertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH8.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost hardy, and prefer full sun with fertile, moist soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed, or by dividing clumps in spring.

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