Scadoxus (Fireball Lily)

Scadoxus (Fireball Lily)

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Also known as Blood Flower, Catherine Wheel, Poison Root. An explosive round head of vermillion red fragrant flowers sits atop a fleshy, thick spring green stem. Exotic banana type foliage encircles the flower head seemingly symmetrically. The Scadoxus is found predominantly in tropical Africa, and it comes as no surprise that it prefers plentiful water and a well-drained soil. The Scadoxus enjoys half-shade and will even thrive in the most shaded areas, and are well-known for being easy to grow. Top size 16cm+ tubers supplied. Flowers July to September. Height 60cm.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Summer
Flower Colour RED
Foliage Colour GREEN
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
Positive attributes
  • Excellent for cut flowers
    cut-flower
  • Fragrant
    scented
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
    container
How Supplied 16cm+ bulbs supplied

Key Product Information

Season Interest

Summer

Flower Colour

RED

Foliage Colour

GREEN

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade
How Supplied

16cm+ bulbs supplied

Flowering Time

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Available to buy

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Plant Size

Mature Height 60cm
Mature Spread 15cm
Plant Spacing 25cm
Annual Growth 60cm
Plant Spacing

25cm

Annual Growth

60cm

Mature Height

60cm

Mature Spread

15cm

Planting Plant at approx 10cm deep so that the top of neck is above soil level.
Soil Type Well drained, fertile soil
Planting

Plant at approx 10cm deep so that the top of neck is above soil level.

Soil Type

Well drained, fertile soil

Plant in any fertile, well drained soil in a sunny location.
Water regularly during the growing season, and deadhead as found necessary to do so.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Summer
    Flower Colour RED
    Foliage Colour GREEN
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    Positive attributes
    • Excellent for cut flowers
      cut-flower
    • Fragrant
      scented
    • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
      container
    How Supplied 16cm+ bulbs supplied

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    16cm+ bulbs supplied

    Season Interest

    Summer

    Flower Colour

    RED

    Foliage Colour

    GREEN

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade

    Flowering Time

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Available to buy

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 60cm
    Mature Spread 15cm
    Plant Spacing 25cm
    Annual Growth 60cm
    Annual Growth

    60cm

    Mature Height

    60cm

    Mature Spread

    15cm

    Plant Spacing

    25cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Plant at approx 10cm deep so that the top of neck is above soil level.

    Soil Type

    Well drained, fertile soil

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • Plant in any fertile, well drained soil in a sunny location.
    Water regularly during the growing season, and deadhead as found necessary to do so.
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