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Sprekelia formosissima
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Sprekelia formosissima

Aztec Lily

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Item #: 5279

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

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


$16.00
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The Aztec lily is one of those plants that is so spectacular and reliable, we can't imagine gardening without it. What appears to be a tender woodland plant is, in fact, native to rock outcrops in the Mexican mountains. For us, Sprekelia formosissima has performed best in our dry rock scree in full baking sun. For those in the Deep South, some afternoon shade is best. Sprekelia formosissima bulbs multiply nicely to make a clump of narrow green leaves which burst into flower in early April and continue through May. After a summer rest, sprekelia usually reflower in the fall. The 6" brilliant red flowers most closely resemble a delicate hippeastrum...truly stunning!

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