Kaffir lily

Schizostylis coccinea 'Mrs Hegarty'

Kaffir lily - Schizostylis coccinea  'Mrs Hegarty'

Common Name: Kaffir lily
Genus: Schizostylis
Species: coccinea
Cultivar: 'Mrs Hegarty'

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: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August & September

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

Stiff upright stems of pale pink gladiolus-like flowers in August and September above clumps of sword-shaped mid-green leaves. This pale pink kaffir lily is excellent for the middle of a sheltered, sunny, moist but well-drained border. Earlier-flowering than many other varieties, it provides vertical interest and a supply of cut-flowers for use indoors.

  • Garden care: Apply lots of well-rotted garden compost or manure when planting. Water during dry spells and dead-head regularly. After flowering, remove the faded flower-spikes 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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