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Botanical Name: Scadoxus puniceus
Common Name(s): Scadoxus, blood lily, paintbrush
A rhizomatous plant with bright red, powderpufflike flowers, which appear in spring. Dormant in winter throughout SA. Useful for shady gardens or for planting in groups beneath trees, provided the soil is good.
Synonym: Haemanthus puniceus
Botanical Pronunciation: ska-DOKS-us pun-IK-ee-us
Semi Frost Hardy
This is a rhizomatous plant with bright red, powderpuff-like flowers, which appear in spring.
This plant is dormant in winter throughout SA.
Interesting Planting Ideas
Useful for planting in groups beneath trees, provided the soil is good.
Scadoxus puniceus is indigenous to Southern Africa.
This is a rhizomatous plant.
Uses in landscape design
Useful for shady gardens.