Hesperantha coccinea

Common Name : Kaffir lilyFamily : IridaceaeType : Bulb/CormHabit : Clump-formingHeight : 10-50 cmSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : Light PinkFlowering from : Augustto OctoberFoliage : Semi-evergreenFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H4
Hardy through most of the UK -10° to -5°
Sunlight : Full SunMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Summer - AutumnFragrant

Schizostylis is a superb autumn – early winter – flowering Rhizome – bulb – that will fit into many places in most gardens.

The flowers are generally a delicate pink or orange red in hue, and seem to be completely at ease with whatever autumn weather is thrown at them. The flowering clusters look so fragile as to be non-hardy, but hardy they are, and should find a place in any border or garden bed.


2020 – Finally put in place of the lily of the valley given by Zoé which is not working. Planted at the beginning of May in D20. Very well recovered. First flowers mid-August.

2019 – In bloom on 31 May! Episodic flowering continues throughout the summer.

2018 Normal development in the pot. Transplanted into a slightly larger pot in the summer. A few aborted buds in the autumn. Spent winter and spring in the pot near the eternal fragrance Daphne.

2017- Not very vigorous at the beginning of the season. Seems to be growing in early May. Still no flowers in September. Buds on a stem in mid-November!

2016- Gift from M.-C. -S.-M… Planted in a pot and sheltered for the winter…

See on garden plan - Coordinates: D20