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Hesperantha coccinea 'Alba'

White Flag Lily, Flag Lily
Size: ex 2L pots

Availability: In stock

£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Star-shaped white flowers
  • Tall linear foliage
  • Warm sunny aspect
  • Fertile, well-drained, gritty substrate
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Description

Hesperantha coccinea 'Alba', White Flag lily, is the white-flowering cultivar of Hesperantha coccinea which more typically has a red flower. The delicate white flowers start appearing from about August onwards and continues throughout the autumn months, often into the beginning of winter.

It prefers a rich, fertile but well-drained gritty substrate and full sun, although it will tolerate a partially-shaded aspect. It quickly establishes itself and forms a clump, multiplying and spreading by rhizomatous bulbils.

Hesperantha are ideal cut flowers and make a welcome addition to the autumn cutting garden.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Iridaceae
Sub-Family Crocoideae
Synonyms Hesperantha coccinea f. alba. Hesperantha coccinea var. alba, Schizostylis coccinea, Schizostylis coccinea 'Alba', Schizostylis ixioides, Schizostylis ixioides 'Alba', Schizostylis pauciflora, Schizostylis pauciflora 'Alba'
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar - type species from South Africa
Cultivation Warm, sunny, sheltered aspect. A fertile substrate with plenty of grit or gravel for winter drainage. Keep moist in summer with regualar watering
Eventual Height 60cm
Eventual Spread 80-90cm
Hardiness Hardy down to at least -10C. Good winter drainage is important and it benefits from a mulch, either of bark or gravel depending on the garden style

Hesperantha coccinea 'Alba'

White Flag Lily, Flag Lily
Size: ex 2L pots

Availability: In stock

£8.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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