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Schizostylis Coccinea 'Mrs Hegarty' (Kaffir Lily)

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Schizostylis coccinea 'Mrs Hegarty' (kaffir lily)

Schizostylis Coccinea 'Mrs Hegarty' (Kaffir Lily)


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Position: full sun
Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: August and September Flower colour: pale pink
Other features: excellent cut-flowers
Hardiness: hardy although flowerspikes are vulnerable to frost damage
Stiff, upright stems of pale pink, gladiolus-like flowers in August and September above clumps of sword-shaped, mid-green leaves. This pale pink kaffir lily is excellent for the middle of a sheltered sunny, moist but well-drained border. Earlier-flowering than many other varieties, it provides vertical interest and a supply of cut-flowers for use indoors.Garden care: Apply lots of well-rotted garden compost or manure when planting. Water during dry spells and dead-head regularly. After flowering remove the faded flower-spikes and protect the crown of the plant with a deep, dry winter mulch. Lift and divide congested plants every two or three years in spring.

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