Scadoxus puniceus

Botanical Name: Scadoxus puniceus

Common Name(s): Scadoxus, blood lily, paintbrush

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Description:

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.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Synonym: Haemanthus puniceus

Botanical Pronunciation: ska-DOKS-us pun-IK-ee-us

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Deciduous
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Semi Frost Hardy
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Indigenous
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Half Sun
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Shade
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Moderate Watering

Flowers

August
September
October

Description:
This is a rhizomatous plant with bright red, powderpuff-like flowers, which appear in spring.


Foliage

Interesting Info

This plant is dormant in winter throughout SA.


Interesting Planting Ideas

Useful for planting in groups beneath trees, provided the soil is good.

Origin

Scadoxus puniceus is indigenous to Southern Africa.


Other Languages

Rooikwas (A)

Storage Organ

Description:
This is a rhizomatous plant.

Uses in landscape design

Useful for shady gardens.


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