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Sprekelia formosissima

Jacobean lily

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  • Sprekelia formosissima | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Sprekelia formosissima | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourDeep red
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Sprekelia formosissima (Jacobean lily). This perennial species will grow about 45cm tall. Throughout the summer, it produces bright red, 15cm long flowers. The leaves are green and strap-shaped.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Bulb

Origin

Mexico, Guatemala

Interest and use

Rock garden, container, indoors, greenhouse, walls

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  • Sprekelia formosissima | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

You should plant the frost-tender bulb in full sun with moderately fertile, well-drained soil. When planting, make sure that the top part of the bulb protrudes above the soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by separating offsets during their autumn dormancy.

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