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Schizostylis coccinea Fenland Daybreak

Kaffir Lily

A good plant for a damp location

This kaffir lily is a great addition to the late summer garden, it makes a clump of sword-shaped leaves with spikes of star-shaped salmon pink flowers. In mild winters they can carry on blooming into December.

Where?

Use in a container, bed or border in a sunny or lightly shaded, sheltered spot.

How?

Grows well in moist, well-drained soil.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Season of interest Autumn
Flowering September - November
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 25 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 55 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
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 Mediterranean garden, Garden edging, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds