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Scarborough lily in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Vallota speciosa

 

Scarborough lily

Originally from South Africa, this clump forming bulbous lily has dark green foliage with usually brilliant red flowers from late summer to Autumn.

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plant Features
  • Scarborough lily likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Scarborough lily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Scarborough lily is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Scarborough lily likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Scarborough lily

Latin name

Vallota speciosa

type

Bulb

family

Amaryllidaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Scarborough lily likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Scarborough lily is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Scarborough lily likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Scarborough 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 Scarborough lily is 0.40meters x 0.60meters 0.40 M 0.60 M

Vallota speciosa

Originally from South Africa, this clump forming bulbous lily has dark green foliage with usually brilliant red flowers from late summer to Autumn.


Flowering Season

From Late Summer TO Late Summer

The scarlet flowers are 8— 10cm in diameter and have decorative yellow-tipped stamens. The flowers are produced in late summer in clusters of 3-8 on a 60cm tall stem.

 

Planting

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Buy bulbs that are firm and brown skinned. Plant in late spring or early summer. Use a moist, rich, soil-based potting compost and line a 13cm pot with drainage material. Plant the bulb in the centre of the pot, with the top half sticking up above the compost, and firm the compost down around the bulb. Water sparingly at first.

 
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