Schizostylis coccinea mix Kaffir Lily
Available next Spring
Blooms with lovely dwarf gladioli like flower stalks, although the individual blossom resembles more that of a freesia.
Also known as the African Wetland Lily or Kaffir Lily. A very unusual colourful and hardy plant for the semi shady and open border; does well along water sides and ponds as well as in the border. Blooms at the end of the season with lovely dwarf gladioli like flower stalks, although the individual blossom resembles more that of a crocus.
|Botanical name||Schizostylis coccinea|
|Delivered as||Bare roots|
|Plant spacing||25 cm|
|Plant Depth||15 cm|
|Preferred Soil||Peaty soil|
|Fully grown in||1 year|
|Full grown height||80 cm - 100 cm|
|Mature width||20 cm - 30 cm|
How to take care of Schizostylis coccinea mix Kaffir Lily
Plant them just below the soil surface in an open sunny position in moisture retentive soil (don't waterlog). Add lots of organic matter to the site prior to planting. Remove dead flower heads regularly and once the flowering period is over, cut down the stems and add some peat to protect the crowns. Water well in dry weather! Plants become overcrowded very quickly so divide in spring every few years. Watch out for slugs and snails as they may damage young tender shoots.
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