Scientific Name: Hesperantha coccinea
Common Name: crimson flag, river lily
Family Name: Iridaceae
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Small garden/space
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Grass-like, Basal, Parallel venation, Lanceolate
Flowers: Spike, White, Pink, Red, Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
Key ID Features:
Leaves are erect, basal, narrow, sword-shaped, about 40cm long; flowers lily-like with 6 tepals but only 3 stamens, most cvs. red or pink, about 6cm wide.