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Black Flag

Ferraria crispa

Also known as

Starfish Lily

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

20cm

40cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Black Flag Overview

The hardy Ferraria crispa has sword-like leaves and wavy cup-shaped flowers that are either a brown, creamy or yellow hue with speckled brown spots. The flowers only last for one day and have a carrion scent to them, attracting flies as pollinators.

How to propagate Black Flag

Division

Seed

Special features of Black Flag

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

The most detailed flower covered with brown speckles.

Other uses of Black Flag

Grown for their curious flowers.