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Herbaceous PerennialSynonym

Hesperantha coccinea 'Pink Princess'
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crimson flag lily 'Wilfred H. Bryant'

A vigorous perennial to 60cm tall, with spikes of narrow-petalled, bowl-shaped, palest blush-pink flowers 7cm wide in autumn

Synonyms
Hesperantha coccinea 'Pink Princess'
Schizostylis 'Pink Princess'
see moreSchizostylis coccinea 'Pink Princess'
Schizostylis coccinea 'Wilfred H. Bryant'

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Pink Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Iridaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Shelter from cold drying winds; provide an organic mulch in winter

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Patio and container plants
  • Wall side borders
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering, cut down stems in winter

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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