Kouga Flame Lily

Cyrtanthus flammosus

Kouga-Vlamlelie

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Cyrtanthus flammosus flowering in cultivation at Kirstenbosch
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This exciting ornamental bulbous plant with its large solitary orange-red flower is only known from the cliffs along the Kouga River and adjacent territory in the Eastern Cape. It shows potential as an indoor perennial as well as for breeding and development of new cultivars. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Special features

Attracts butterflies

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Amaryllidaceae

Flower colour

Red

Credits

profile iconCyrtanthus flammosus
by Ernst van Jaarsveld, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, July 2013 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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