Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Cyrtanthus x henryae 'William Penn'
William Penn Hybrid Cyrtanthus
Item #: 15746
Zones: 7b to 11
Height: 15" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
We are pleased to share one of the late plant explorer, Mary Henry's amazing, hardy cyrtanthus hybrids. Cyrtanthus 'William Penn' has performed admirably in our garden since 2001, and deserves to be more widely known and grown. Cyrtanthus x henryae 'William Penn', a cross of Cyrtanthus mackenii x mackenii var. cooperi x Cyrtanthus sanguineus x sanguineus var. flammeus, was first published in 1950. For us, the bulbs on this unique amaryllid give rise to 15" tall stalks in spring, topped with clusters of 6-9 peachy orange flowers. We often see re-flowering in late summer and early fall. It's taken us over two decades to build up enough stock to finally share.
Flower Color: Orange/Peach
Leaf Color: Green
Garden Themes: Rock Garden Plants
Other: Cut Flower Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Xeriscaping Plants