African Blood Lily Bulb - Scadoxus multiflorus aka. Haemanthus/Pincushion Flower
This South African native has a fearsome name that hardly matches its whimsical charm. Also known as a Pincushion Flower, the attention-grabbing Blood Lily is generally grown for the beauty of its blooms, which are unique in both their vibrant bright red color and their distinctive flower form. This unusual ball shape is created by hundreds of tiny florets, and it can grow up to 6" wide. Plant your blood lily in any drab, sunny to partially shaded spot to brighten it up in a snap. Great accent in a container, and an exciting house plant. Also makes a unique addition to cut-flower bouquets. Both deer and rodent resistant. Large ball shaped red flowers on strong stems with clusters of thick, fleshy leaves. Ideal as a container plant, kept in sun or partial shade, and treated the same as an Amaryllis. Thrives in moist areas such as ponds. Hardy zones 8-10 or indoors. Dig up for winter storage in zones north of zone 8. Place in a frost free unheated garage until it can be replanted the following spring.
Mature Height: 18-24" Full Sun to Part Shade / Bloom time: Summer
You will receive one bulb, measuring approximately 2" in diameter with a 7" (16/18cm) circumference.
Large ball shaped red flowers on strong stems with clusters of thick, fleshy leaves.
Full sun to partial shade location in well-drained soil
Mature Height: 18-24 inches. AGM winner.
Hardy in zones 8-10, elsewhere dig and store in the winter.