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Plant 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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Botanical name

Sprekelia formosissima

Plant Care

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Flowers

August September October This Summer-growing bulb bears unusually formed dark red flowers in Spring.

Common name(s)

Maltese cross, Aztec lily, Jacobean lily

Origin

Foliage

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

Planting instructions

Plant in spring with the neck just above ground level. Transplant: August September October

Maintenance

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

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Jakobslelie (A)

August September October This Summer-growing bulb bears unusually formed dark red flowers in Spring.

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

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