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Haemanthus coccineus

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Haemanthus coccineus Blood Flower, Blood Lily, Paintbrush Lily,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Upright

Hardy, bulbous perennial with two, green, tongue-shaped leaves that appear after a unique paintbrush-like red flower appears on a single upright red-spotted green stem, this slightly fragrant flower is showy from the end of Summer through to Autumn. Best planted en masse for impact. The fragrant fruit that follows is decorative. This bulb is dormant during Summer. Can be used as indoor plant. Grows approx. 40cm tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Any, Full Sun, Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Fragrant Garden, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Shady Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Amaryllidaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate