XERONEMA callistemon

Commonly known as Poor knight's lily

A perennial herb with bright green sword-like leaves similar to an iris. A long stem emerges from the centre of the clump of leaves bearing a Callistemon-like flower with masses of coral-red stamens tipped with yellow anthers
Further Reading....
  • Red
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Flower clusters begin growing vertically then horizontally.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

XERONEMA callistemon

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Excellent for container planting. Flowers more quickly if rootbound. Is said to take up to 15 years to flower
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails.
    Place of origin
    New Zealand (Poor Knights Island)
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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1m (39in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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