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Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’
Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’
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Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’

Kaffir Lily

USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 1.482.060

Not often seen in gardens, this is a cousin to the Gladiolus, native to South Africa. Plants form a clump of narrow iris-like leaves, bearing short spikes of large, brilliant red, star-like flowers in autumn. The flowers on this selection have broader petals than other varieties. Performs best in regions with cool summers. Evenly moist soil will result in a great late-season display. Nice for cutting. May be wintered indoors in cold winter regions, easiest to accomplish by growing in large pots.

Further details for
Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
  Late Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   80-90 cm
   31-35 inches
   45-50 cm
   18-20 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.