Blood Lily (Haemanthus coccineus)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Haemanthus coccineus Accepted
Haemanthus coartus Synonym
Haemanthus carinatus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches
Leaves: Other: Two to three leaves per bulb; variable in size, shape and coloration.
Fruit: Showy
Other: Fleshy berries, translucent white to pale or dark pink in color, each containing 3 seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Bulb contains toxins.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Flower identcation by Alfabia Sep 13, 2017 3:42 PM 5
Very Unusual Plant by DownUnderGrowth Apr 3, 2017 9:09 AM 3

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