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Scadoxus multiflorus

Torch Lily

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Item #: 2345

Zones: 7a to 10b

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: South Africa

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

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(syn: Haemanthus katherinae) This was one of our greatest surprises in our hardiness trials. For 7 years and enduring temperatures down to 0F, the torch lily has returned each year. In late spring, the flower spike emerges from the ground with a tiny reddish bud that grows to 12" tall, then explodes into a 6-8" fuzzy red fireball. After flowering, glossy green strap like leaves emerge from the ground on a short stalk forming a hosta like clump that lasts thru the summer. A bed of torch lilies are sure to cause visitors to do a double take.