Sprekelia formosissima

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 Sprekelia formosissima subsp. var.  Aztec lily, Jacobean lily, St James lily
Sprekelia formosissima 1.jpg
Habit: bulbous
Height: to
Width: to
12in 8in
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, mid summer, late summer, early winter, mid winter, late winter
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 7 to 10
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: red, pink
Amaryllidaceae > Sprekelia formosissima var. ,

S. formosissima is common in cultivation, planted in warm climates or raised in pots in colder climates, or planted and lifted, much as the gladiolus. Even when well grown, bulbs often do not bloom every year. In a grouping of about a dozen bulbs, only two or three may bloom in any given year.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Sprekelia formosissima, Herb. (Amaryllis formosissima, Linn.). Bulb globose, 2 in. diam.; tunics brown: lvs. 3-6, contemporary with the fls., linear, green, finally 1 – 1 1/2 ft. long: peduncle reddish, 6-12 in. long; spathe red-brown, 2 in. long, bifid at the tip; pedicel erect: perianth bright crimson, 3 1/2 - 4 in. long. April. Var. glauca, Baker (S. glauca, Lindl.), has glaucous lvs.: fls. smaller and paler than the type. CH

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