Hesperantha coccinea 'Oregon Sunset'
A vigorous, clump-forming perennial which grows from thick rhizome roots. In autumn it produces large, bowl-shaped, deep-red/coral coloured flowers held on thin stems above the grass-like, semi-evergreen foliage.
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height1–2 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
- 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
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How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
- Flower borders and beds
- Wall side borders
No pruning required. Remove withered leaves and flower stems by hand.
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