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Cypella herbertii
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Cypella herbertii

Herbert's Goblet Flower

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Item #: 3967

Zones: 7a to 9b

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: South America

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This little-known but easy-to-grow South American bulb has been a trooper in our garden, despite our baking heat and wretched humidity. From April through most of the summer, the 1" wide, short, pleated foliage is overshadowed by the nearly-naked flower stems. The mass of flower stems is topped with ornate, three-petaled, yellow-orange, goblet-shaped flowers (resembling tigridias; for the less horticulturally inclined...patriot hats). Although each Cypella herbertii flower only lasts a couple of days, a mass of flowers is truly a welcomed spot of color, day after day. A sunny, well-drained location will yield best results.