Hesperantha coccinea var. alba

Pure-white autumn flowering bulb with an exceptional vase and garden life. More
5 bulbs 209157-5 £7.95 Delivery late February
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
10 bulbs 209157-10 £13.50 Delivery late February
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
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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.

Genus Hesperantha
Variety Alba
Type Hardy perennial bulb
Common Name Kaffir Lily
Border Position Front
Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 50-60cm (20-24in)
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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Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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