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Cyrtanthus

Previously known as:

  • Vallota speciosa
Phonetic Spelling
ser-TAN-thus
Description

Sometimes sold as Vallota speciosa; strap-shaped leaves appear after flowering.  In the North, allow full AM sun; in the South, allow 25% shade.  Cover bulb to a depth of 1 in. (2.5 cm).  Plant one bulb per 5-in. pot.  Injured below 25 degrees F (2 degrees C).

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • C. obrienii
C. obrienii
Tags:
#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • C. obrienii
C. obrienii
Tags:
#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cyrtanthus
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Sudan to South Africa
    Bulb Storage:
    Store bulbs in peat or vermiculite at 41 degrees F (5 degrees C)
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Strap-shaped leaves appear after flowering
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No