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Cyrtanthus elatus

Also called Scarborough Lily


Cyrtanthus elatus - George Lily, Fire Lily

More About Cyrtanthus elatus

  • AKA Vallota speciosa, Cyrtanthus purpureus
  • Open, trumpet-shaped flowers of scarlet-red, rise 30 cm above the foliage
  • Produces up to nine blooms per stem
  • Deciduous perennial with green, strap-like leaves, up to 30 cm long
  • Not hardy to Zone 5, and should be grown as a houseplant or dug up before the winter
  • Bloom Time: Late summer

Zone:

8

Height:

30-60 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Scarlet
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George Lily, Fire Lily Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a fertile, humus rich, well-drained soil, in full sun. Water freely in active growth and sparingly in the winter when dormant. Not hardy for Ontario winters and must be dug and stored in a dry, cool area.


Cyrtanthus elatus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green