Schizostylis coccinea 'Major'
Common Name: Kaffir lily
Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.30 m (30 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Red|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: August & September|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
- Garden care: Apply lots of well-rotted garden compost or manure when planting. Water during dry spells and deadhead regularly. After flowering remove the faded flowerspikes and protect the crown of the plant with a deep dry winter mulch. Lift and divide congested plants every two or three years in spring.
Stiff upright stems of large deep red gladiolus-like flowers in August and September above narrow mid-green leaves. These eye-catching kaffir lilies provide vertical interest and a late splash of colour when many summer flowers are coming to a close. Perfect for a sheltered sunny moist but well-drained border they make excellent cut flowers.
Schizostylis coccinea 'Mrs Hegarty'