• Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'
  • Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'
  • Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'
  • Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'
    Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'

Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'

Crimson Flag Lily
Size: ex 1L pots

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Quick Overview

  • Deep red satiny flowers
  • Linear foliage
  • Warm sunny aspect
  • Keep moist in summer and dry in winter
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Description

Hesperantha coccinea 'Major', Red Flag Lily, is an exceptionally beautiful and large-flowered cultivar of the type species, which until relatively recently was known as Schizostylis coccinea 'Major', a name that has been taxonomically relegated to a synonym but by which the plant is still known to millions of gardeners worldwide.

It satiny red flowers can appear as early as August but are more usual in September and October at a time of year when - amongst the autumnal tones - the bright exotic blooms have a powerful impact.

It appreciates a sunny sheltered aspect and a moist fertile substrate during the growng season but during the winter should be kept as a dry as possible. Planting in a surrounding nest of grit and gravel will be beneficial.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Iridaceae
Sub-Family Crocoideae
Synonyms Schizostylis coccinea, Schizostylis coccinea 'Major', Schizostylis coccinea 'Grandiflora', Schizostylis coccinea 'Gigantea', Schizostylis ixioides, Schizostylis ixioides 'Major', Schizostylis pauciflora 'Major'
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar - type species from South Africa
Cultivation Warm, sunny, sheltered aspect. A fertile spot to which plenty of grit has been added to ensure adequate winter drainage
Eventual Height 60cm
Eventual Spread 80-90cm
Hardiness Hardy throughout much of the UK. Good winter drainage is essential and it will benefit from a thick covering of mulch

Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'

Crimson Flag Lily
Size: ex 1L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£5.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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