Crimson Flag (Hesperantha coccinea 'Oregon Sunset')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 9-12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: stem propagules/"bulbils"
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: 2009-10-13
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-10-22
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Late Summer
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-07-29
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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Dec 2, 2017 2:37 PM

This plant is in full bloom on December 2, 2017. We have had weeks of cold rainy weather. As soon as the sun comes out the blooms open up, even though it is in the 40's for day time temps. I live in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Pacific Northwest.
We have had a couple of frosts so far and they have not stopped this amazing plant.

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