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Hesperantha

Kaffir lily

Welcome late summer colour

Native to southern Africa these lovely plants are closely related to irises

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Season of interest Autumn, Summer
Flowering July - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 60 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Light sandy, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Medium, Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage or informal garden, Flower borders and beds, Patio container plants