This plant has no fragrance
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Marsh Butterfly Lily Overview
Wachendorfia thyrsiflora is a water-loving, rhizomatous plant with tall yellow flowering spikes that bloom from spring to midsummer. Commonly known by the name Bloodroot, this refers to the red-coloured rhizomes. This plant is low-maintenance, easy to grow and multiplies quickly to form dense stands in wet areas. A colourful and easy growing wetland plant for any garden. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Western Cape.
Common problems with Marsh Butterfly Lily
Bloodroot is generally not affected by pests or diseases.
Marsh Butterfly Lily Companion Plants
Dietes bicolor, Aristea major, Elegia capensis, Cyathea dregei (tree fern), Zantedeschia aethiopica (arum lily), Watsonia meriana, Cyperus papyrus (papyrus)
How to harvest Marsh Butterfly Lily
Rhizomes can be used for natural coloring as needed and flowers often used for flower arrangements.
How to propagate Marsh Butterfly Lily
Sow seeds in Autumn about 10 mm deep in a good seedling mix and keep permanently moist. Seedlings are ready to transplant at the start of their third season.
Divide clumps of rhizomes after the flowering period in early summer and replant immediately.
Rhizomes can be cut in several pieces and keep moist to soon sprout.
Special features of Marsh Butterfly Lily
Wachendorfia thrive along streams and marshlands.
Other uses of Marsh Butterfly Lily
Colourful, easy growing wetland plant for garden