Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'
crimson flag lily 'Major'
'Major' is a vigorous clump-forming perennial to 60cm in height, with grassy light green leaves and erect stems bearing lax spikes of up to 10 crimson-scarlet flowers 5-6cm in width, from late summer
SynonymsSchizostylis coccinea 'Gigantea'
Hesperantha coccinea 'Grandiflora'
see moreSchizostylis coccinea 'Grandiflora'
Hesperantha coccinea 'Gigantea'
Schizostylis coccinea 'Major'
Schizostylis coccinea grandiflora
Hesperantha grandiflora coccinea
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Native to the UK
- Semi evergreen
- Clump forming
Hesperantha are semi-evergreen, rhizomatous perennials with narrowly sword-shaped, erect leaves and spikes of starry or bowl-shaped flowers from late summer to late autumn
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Shelter from cold drying winds; provide an organic mulch in winter
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Gravel garden
- City and courtyard gardens
- Patio and container plants
- Mediterranean climate plants
- Low Maintenance
- Cut flowers
- Flower borders and beds
Deadhead to prolong flowering, cut down stems after flowering
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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