Sprekelia formosissima

Botanical Name: Sprekelia formosissima

Common Name(s): Maltese cross, Aztec lily, Jacobean lily

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Description:

Unusually formed dark red flowers appear in spring on this summer-growing bulb. Plant in spring with the neck just above ground level. Leave bulbs in the ground to overwinter or lift them in autumn and store in a cool, dry place.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: sprek-EL-ee-uh for-mo-SIS-ee-muh

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Deciduous
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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Half Sun
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Moderate Watering

Flowers

August
September
October

Description:
This Summer-growing bulb bears unusually formed dark red flowers in Spring.


Foliage

Description:
This plant has strap-like foliage, forming dense clumps.


Maintenance

Leave bulbs in the ground to overwinter or lift them in autumn and store in a cool, dry place.

Origin

This plant originates in Mexico.


Other Languages

Jakobslelie (A)

Planting Instructions

Plant in spring with the neck just above ground level.


Transplant:
August
September
October
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