Scientific Name: Hesperantha coccinea Form: Oval - horizontal
Common Name:crimson flag , river lily Texture:Medium
Family Name:IridaceaeHabit: Arching, Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Africa Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Simple, Grass-like, Basal, Parallel venation, Lanceolate
Flowers: Spike, (Floriferous), Pink, Red, White, Sep- Oct- Aug
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Small garden/space
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.