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Sprekelia Genus

Jacobean lily

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Description

Sprekelia genus (Jacobean lily). There is one species of bulbous perennial which is clump-forming with strap-shaped leaves. The flowering stem can carry one red flower which is occasionally white with 6 segments this gives it the appearance of an orchid. They are half hardy and will need an open, sunny site with well drained soil.

Characteristics

Perennials, Bulbs

Origin

Mexico & Guatemala

Interest and use

Grown for its showy, red flowers in spring.

Cultivation

You should plant the frost-tender bulb in full sun with moderately fertile, well-drained soil. You can propagate by separating offsets during their autumn dormancy.

Propagation

Offsets in early autumn.

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