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Sprekelia

Phonetic Spelling
sprek-EL-ee-uh
Description

Flowers resemble amaryllis; prefers well-drained soil; long, green upright leaves.

These bulbs are classified as Tender III, they can be injured below 25 degrees F (2 degrees C).

Store bulbs in peat or vermiculite at 41-55 degrees F (5-13 degrees C).

Plant at a depth of 2" (5 cm), and space 12-16" (15-20 cm) apart.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Oriental Red
  • Peru
  • S. formosissima
  • Superba
Tags:
#Summer bulb
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Oriental Red
  • Peru
  • S. formosissima
  • Superba
Tags:
#Summer bulb
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sprekelia
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers resemble amaryllis
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Upright leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No