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Sprekelia formosissima 'Early Riser'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Sprekelia formosissima 'Early Riser'

Early Riser Aztec Lily

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Item #: 15659

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 22" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

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

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This splendid clonal form of the Mexican Aztec Lily came from Italian plantsman Angelo Porcelli. For us, Sprekelia 'Early Riser', a cross of Sprekelia 'Orient Red' x Sprekelia 'Superba', is the earliest flowering selection that we've seen, starting for us in early May. The 22" tall stalks, compared to 14" tall in the typical Dutch-sold clone, are each topped with a large solitary bright red flower, composed of 6 narrow petals. Our quantities to share are limited, and it will most likely be another 5-8 years before more are available.

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