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Pure-white autumn flowering bulb with an exceptional vase and garden life. As individual blooms go over, remove them to allow room for more to develop on the flower spike. Like Camassias, these bulbous perennials even thrive in places with high rainfall. Brilliant in pots.

Hesperantha are clump-forming rhizomes, sent out in bags with loose soil to help keep them fresh. On arrival, if you are not ready to plant them straight away, open the tops of the bags and spray the clumps with water regularly to keep them from drying out. Divide the large clump into smaller sections when you are ready to plant them. They will establish and spread quite quickly.

Genus Hesperantha
Group/Species Coccinea
Variety Alba
Type Hardy Perennial Rhizome
Common Name Kaffir Lily, Crimson Flag Lily
Border Position Front
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 10cm (4in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained in full sun.
Care Tips Be patient if flowering is poor in the first year. Flowers best after wet summer. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut down stems after flowering.
Flowering September - November
Vase Life Excellent vase life. Remove the basal leaves and add a drop of bleach or clear vinegar to the water. Change water regularly, adding fresh bleach or vinegar each time.
Storing Leave in the ground, or lift, dry and store in a cool, well ventilated place in a paper bag.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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