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botanical name:
Hesperantha coccinea
Hesperantha coccinea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Kaffir lily
synonyms:  Schizostylis coccinea
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: green
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Vigorous, clump forming, rhizomatous perennial with narrow, erect, keeled leaves. Gladiolus-like, open cup-shaped, deep pink to red flowers on tall slender stems in autumn.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun or light shade. Will flower well into winter if kept frost free, under glass.

propagation:
By division in spring.

usage:
Autumn colour for borders. Good cut flower.

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