More Information About Scadoxus
Scadoxus is a South African amaryllid containing 9 bulbous species that grow in part shade locations in the wild (part sun here in Raleigh). Scadoxus is a tough bulb with huge, eye-grabbing, butterfly-attracting flower clusters and tulip-like foliage.
Like many South African plants, scadoxus prefers plenty of water in summer but likes to be dry in winter, so gardeners should prepare a well-drained bed for their bulbs. Like hippeastrum, scadoxus bulbs can get quite large (onion-sized) with age. Scadoxus resents being transplanted or disturbed and may peevishly stop flowering for a year after you plant it or cultivate too close to it.
Scadoxus flower clusters contain up to 200 small, red, star-like flowers held in an umbel the size of a softball. These large clusters make excellent cut flowers for those of you who can stand to remove them from your landscape. When you are ready to buy scadoxus for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online offering of scadoxus for sale.