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Sprekelia - formosissima

Item Number: 95-01
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Important Product Notes:
Genus: Sprekelia
Cultivar: formosissima
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Nickname: Aztec Lily
Bulbs per sq. foot: 4 to 5
Soil Moisture: dry average
Catalogue: Spring Planted
Bulbs: Zones, 8, 9, 10, Bloomtime, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Color, Red, Sun, Full Sun, Height, 7" - 12", Pest Proof, Pest Resistant, Moisture, Average
Site Specific Options: Container Use
Ship Categories: Spring Planted shipped 3-15 to 6-15
Description
formosissima - This native to Mexico, sometimes offered as Amaryllis formosissima, is reminiscent of a large (5") red, velvet orchid atop a 8"-12" stem. The petals of the flower are in 2 groups - the upper 3 stand up, curving back at the tips, while the lower 3 are pendent, rolling up like a tube at the base, encircling the stamens. This pest resistant bulb sports similar foliage to that of its family member, the daffodil and makes a great hot-colored container plant with many other summer bloomers. Full sun and well-drained soil are recommended. 16 cm bulbs; 4-5 per sq. ft.; zones 8-10.
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