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Commonly known as Kaffir Lily
Hesperantha, the new Schizostylis. S. coccinea, which is also a semi-aquatic plant, is now included in this genus.
Genus of 82 species of cormous perennials growing in rock and sandy areas from South Africa to Ethiopia.
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - linear to lance-shaped, grass-like foliage
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - cormous perennial
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) - protect with a dry winter mulch in frost-prone areas
Additional Features - Good to know - increase by separating offsets when dormant
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
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