• Sprekelia formosissima
  • Sprekelia formosissima
  • Sprekelia formosissima

Sprekelia formosissima

Jacobean Lily, Aztec Lily
Size: Good-sized Bulbs

Availability: In stock

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Quick Overview

  • Exotic bright-red spider-like flowers
  • Spring flowering
  • Well-drained soil
  • Not fully hardy
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Description

Sprekelia formosissima, Jacobean or Aztec Liy is a stunningly exotic Amaryllid from central America with a spectacular spider-like flower that is a deep rich scarlet with yellow anthers. The linear foliage follows after flowering. The bulbs are best planted in a rich but gritty substrate and like many of the Amaryllidaceae they appreciate it if some of their neck is showing above the ground. Relatively easy although somewhat erratic in flowering, they need to be under glass in the UK and suit a cool but frost-free glasshouse. Bring them into the house in the spring when they are in flower and place them on the windowsill in your kitchen or bathroom for an elegant display of interior exotica.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Amaryllidaceae
Sub-Family Amaryllidoideae
Synonyms Amaryllis formosa, Amaryllis formosissima, Amaryllis karwinskii, Hippeastrum formosissimum, Sprekelia clintiae, Sprekelia glauca, Sprekelia heisteri, Sprekelia karwinskii, Sprekelia ringens, Sprekelia stenopetala
Geographical Origin Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras
Cultivation Best under glass: in conservatory, cool glasshouse or on the windowsill. Well-lit aspect. Free-draining but fertile soil. Dormant through winter
Eventual Height 45cm
Eventual Spread 30cm
Hardiness Tender. Ideal in a terracotta container and kept under glass during the colder months

Sprekelia formosissima

Jacobean Lily, Aztec Lily
Size: Good-sized Bulbs

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £2.99

Special Price: £2.75

  • Buy 3 for £2.50 each and save 10%
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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