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Scadoxus puniceus - paintbrush lily

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These are another eye catching plant that never fails to attract attention and questions from visitors.


Though dormant through winter, they make up for their winter absence by emerging in Summer with a stunning display of large orange-red flowers that can be 15cm or more in diameter.  They differ from the other scadoxus that you may have seen (S. multiflorus) in that their flowers are upright rather than in a ball and they have attractive bright yellow anthers.


We prefer to call these by their botanical name of Scadoxus puniceus since so many lilies share their common name of paintbrush lily. 


The bulbs we're offering are several years old, but not big enough to flower this year.    Even large bulbs rarely flower the year we transplant them into the garden but once they are established they flower and multiply very reliably.  


Scadoxus puniceus perform very well in full sun to part shade.  We grow ours under 50% shade cloth.   They don't like to be over watered, particularly over winter, but overall they are not fussy and are easy to grow.


We supply these as freshly dug bare-rooted bulbs.   If you plant them as soon as practicable after you receive them you will find that they grow quickly, without the delay that you get from dried bulbs.


This listing is for one bulb.



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  1. Scadoxus puniceus - paintbrush lily 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jan 2020

    Very quick delivery and the gorgeous plant!

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