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Kaffir lily in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hesperantha coccinea syn. Schizostylis coccinea

 

Kaffir lily

Kaffir Lily is a low level rhizomatous plant suitable for herbaceous and mixed borders. Can also be planted in pots. It carries flowers with sword-like petals and is late flowering. It is also good as a cut flower in a mixed arrangement.

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plant Features
  • Kaffir lily likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Kaffir lily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Kaffir lily is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Kaffir lily likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Kaffir lily

Latin name

Hesperantha coccinea syn. Schizostylis coccinea

type

Rhizome

family

Iridaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Kaffir lily likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Kaffir lily is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Kaffir lily likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Kaffir lily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Kaffir lily is 0.20meters x 0.50meters 0.20 M 0.50 M

Hesperantha coccinea syn. Schizostylis coccinea

Kaffir Lily is a low level rhizomatous plant suitable for herbaceous and mixed borders. Can also be planted in pots. It carries flowers with sword-like petals and is late flowering. It is also good as a cut flower in a mixed arrangement.


Planting season

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in Spring in moist, fertile soil in a sunny position which offers some protection from strong winds

 

Flowering season

From Late Summer TO Early Winter

Will flower continuously from early Autumn to early Winter (or until frost arrives)

 

Propagating by division

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Divide by digging up half a clump, and replanting it

 
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