• Scadoxus multiflorus
  • Scadoxus multiflorus
  • Scadoxus multiflorus
  • Scadoxus multiflorus

Scadoxus multiflorus

Blood Lily, Blood Flower
Size: Large flowering-size bulbs

Availability: In stock

£3.99

Quick Overview

  • Spectactular umbels of red flowers
  • Large broad exotic foliage
  • Rich free-draining soil
  • Warm sheltered spot
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Description

Scadoxus multiflorus or Blood Lily is a spectacular plant with a large globe-shaped umbel of red flowers on long pedicels and with long stamens and tepals. Apart from the anthers which are yellow, the entire umbel is red and resembles a spherical explosion of fireworks. It is a truly extraordinary inflorescence. The foliage is broad and green with a wavy margin. Scadoxus multiflorus is rewarding plant to grow and is relatively simple to cultivate providing it is kept warm and frost-free during winter. It thrives in semi-shade and requires a rich yet free-draining substrate.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Amaryllidaceae
Sub-Family Amaryllidoideae
Synonyms Amaryllis multiflora, Haemanthus abyssinicus, Haemanthus andrei, Haemanthus arabicus, Haemanthus arnoldianus, Haemanthus bequaertii, Haemanthus bivalvis, Haemanthus cecilae, Haemanthus colchicifolius, Haemanthus cruentatus, Haemanthus delagoensis, Haemanthus eurysiphon, Haemanthus filiflorus, Haemanthus kalbreyeri, Haemanthus lynesii, Haemanthus micrantherus, Haemanthus mildbraedii, Haemanthus multiflorus, Haemanthus nicholsonii, Haemanthus otaviensis, Haemanthus rupestris, Haemanthus sacculus, Haemanthus sacculus, Haemanthus seretii, Haemanthus somaliensis, Haemanthus tenuiflorus, Haemanthus tenuiflorus var. coccineus, Haemanthus tenuiflorus var. mocambicensis, Haemanthus zambesiacus, Nerissa multiflorus, Scadoxus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus
Geographical Origin Africa and the Arabian Peninsula
Cultivation Semi-shade. Warm, sheltered aspect. A humus-rich but well-drained soil
Eventual Height Foliage to 30 cm. Flowers to 50cm
Eventual Spread 40cm
Hardiness Tender bulbous geophyte. Foliage folds under frost. Best potted up and kept under glass in a frost-free environment during winter. Ensure good drainage by planting bulbs in a nest of sandy grit. Mulch in winter. Or bulbs can be lifted and stored

Scadoxus multiflorus

Blood Lily, Blood Flower
Size: Large flowering-size bulbs

Availability: In stock

£3.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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