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Pennants Chasmanthe

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
chas-MAN-thay
Description

Afrian Corn Flag is a perennial herb with red flowers and long narrow leaves found in the coastal ranges. It is native to southern Africa. It favors dunes, scrub and chaparral habitats. It reproduces by corms which multiply rapidly. Seeds are dispersed by birds and water.

Full to AM sun.Bury corms 5 in. (12.5 cm) in the soil. Tender III- injured below 25 degrees F.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#yellow#summer#orange#yellow flowers#weedy#colorful#orange flowers#iris family#summer bulbs
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#yellow#summer#orange#yellow flowers#weedy#colorful#orange flowers#iris family#summer bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chasmanthe
    Family:
    Iridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Cape Province in South Africa
    Bulb Storage:
    Store corms in dry peat or vermiculite at 60-70 degrees F (10-21 degrees C)
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 8 in. - 3 ft. 11 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    leaves look like blades of grass
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Weedy