Kaffir lily

Schizostylis coccinea 'Major'

Kaffir lily - Schizostylis coccinea  'Major'

Common Name: Kaffir lily
Genus: Schizostylis
Species: coccinea
Cultivar: 'Major'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained




    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.

  • 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.

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Kaffir lily - Schizostylis coccinea  'Mrs Hegarty'

Kaffir lily
Schizostylis coccinea 'Mrs Hegarty'