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Scientific Name: Hesperantha coccinea
Pronunciation: hes-per-ANTH-uh kock-SINN-ee-uh
Common Name: crimson flag , river lily
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves are erect, basal, narrow, sword-shaped, about 40 cm long; flowers lily-like with 6 tepals but only 3 stamens, most cvs. red or pink, about 6 cm wide.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Africa (South Africa)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Small garden/space
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown include H. 'November Cheer' (pink) and H. 'Major' (large red flowers).
crimson flag , river lily
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like, Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acuminate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Spike
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Salverform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink, Red, White
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: six tepals

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Rabbit resistant
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZS) GAZebo South : cv. November Cheer
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