Hesperantha is a genus of around 91 species of rhizomatous, semi-evergreen perennial flowering plants in the Iridaceae family native to Southern Africa with a few species from the tropics further North. Commonly cultivated species include Hesperantha coccinea or the crimson flag lily, also known as Schizostylis coccinea in the UK. They are grown for their spikes of colourful, star or bowl-shaped flowers and exotic lily-like appearance. Foliage is sword-shaped and narrow and these species grow best in a sheltered position, in full sun.
How to propagate Hesperantha
You can propagate from seeds in spring.
Special features of Hesperantha
Other uses of Hesperantha
Flowers that are excellent for cutting. Suitable for coastal conditions.