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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Leaves: Other: long, almost cylindrical
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: red exterior; yellowish white/red pattern inside
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: extra long bloom period
Underground structures: Corm
Bulb
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Corms
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Coral Drops

Comments:
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 27, 2011 12:17 PM concerning plant:
    Obtained these at an end of season sale just to give them a shot. Impressive results. Bloom starts late summer, last well into fall. Grown in container overwintered dry in basement. Plant is native to Mexico and Texas. Listed Z 8 - 10. Each corm can produce up to 30 bell-shaped, coral red flowers. Hummingbird pollinated.
    Close inspection reveals exotic green colored pollen and a most uniquely colored very purple pistil.
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