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Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus


By Andrewr

Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus (Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus)

South African bulb with scarlet flowers on stems up to twelve inches for well-drained soil in full sun. Not really hardy but you might get away with it in a sheltered spot sheltered from the wet in a mild winter

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I like this, I'll look out for it at Kew.

26 Jul, 2009


Lovely is this a lily?

26 Jul, 2009


No Morgana, it's in the amaryllis family

26 Jul, 2009


I was just wondering as I bought a few years ago a swamp lily that floweres all at the top of the stem like this , but alas has not flowered as yet, I have 2 now in the pot it seems to have doubled but not flowered.

26 Jul, 2009


If your swamp lily is a Crinum, maybe Crinum americanum with white string flowers, that also is in the Amaryllidaceae family. They like some moisture & humidity. Feed occasionally!
Great picture, Andrew! Doesn't look at all like the screaming scarlet in San Marcos Growers clump. has some nice images of different varieties. Thanks for bringing this to my attention: it might be evergreen here in Oregon.

13 Sep, 2009

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