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Hesperantha coccinea

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Schizostylis coccinea
Phonetic Spelling
ski-zo-STYE-lus kok-SIN-ee-uh
Description

In the wild Kaffir lily is found in wet areas and beside streams, thus it will tolerate poorly drained soils; makes an excellent, unusual, long-lasting cut flower; in the perennial border Kaffir lily adds an exciting touch in October and looks good combined with yellow goldenrods and blue asters

Propagation by division can be done in the spring.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hesperantha
    Species:
    coccinea
    Family:
    Iridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No