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Sword Lily Acidanthera

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Sword Lily:

Previously known as:

  • Acidanthera
Description

Fragrant, good cut flowers, open one at the time; thrives in damp borders; delay planting until soil has warmed; prefers well-drained soil

 

Depth: 5 in. (12.5 cm)

Space: 8 in. (20 cm)

Organ: Corm

Hardiness: Tender III - injured below 25 degrees F (2 degrees C)

Light: Full-PM Sun

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Murielae'
  • 'Zwanenburg'
Tags:
#fragrant#white#bulb#full sun#maroon#white flowers#corm#cut flowers#flowering#summer bulbs
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Murielae'
  • 'Zwanenburg'
Tags:
#fragrant#white#bulb#full sun#maroon#white flowers#corm#cut flowers#flowering#summer bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acidanthera
    Species:
    murielae
    Family:
    Iridaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical Africa
    Bulb Storage:
    Harvest corms in the fall; dry, clean carefully, and store at 60-70 degrees F (13-20 degrees C) with some ventilation
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Color is white with maroon center.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No