Hesperantha coccineus major, or flag lily, are fabulous plants. Major seems to be totally hardy and has scarlet flowers from September until the first hard frosts. This year mine were still flowering in January!
Plant in free draining soil with lots of organic matter to retain the moisture in summer.
Plant Type: Hesperantha coccinea Major.
Foliage: Pointed iris like green leaves.
Ultimate Height: 60cms.
Ultimate spread: 80cms.
Time to ultimate height: 2-3 years
Low maintenance: Easy.
Drought resistant: Tolerant of very dry soil.
Free draining moist soil.
Soil PH: Alkaline to Acid
Moisture: Keep moist in summer.
Season of interest: Summer/autumn.
Suggested planting locations and garden types:
Cut flowers in cold winter greenhouse
How to care
Pruning: Tidy up in spring.
- Hesperantha coccineus Major-available April onwards.