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Hesperantha

Hesperantha spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Hesperantha Overview

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

Division

Seed

You can propagate from seeds in spring.

Rhizomes

Special features of Hesperantha

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Hesperantha

Flowers that are excellent for cutting. Suitable for coastal conditions.