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Hesperantha (Kaffir Lily)

Hesperantha (including the genus Schizostylis, "Kaffir Lily") are rhizomatous bulbous plants native of South Africa. Most species make short and broad iris like leaves with prominent veines and showy bright colored flowes in shades of yellow on rose-lilac. All species are easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. During dormancy keep plants rather dry and in winter at a minimum of some 10°C with watering reduced to a minimum. Excellent in a frostfree greenhouse or wintergarden, for their small to medium tall size they can be grown in rather small pots on window sills as well. Hesperanthus coccinea (syn. Schizostylis coccineus, "Kaffir Lily") is sufficiently winterhardy in Central Europe, and makes large tufts in a couple of years. Protect planting spot with some dry mulch against freezing through.
Sow the small seeds on top of any well drained substrate and cover them slightly with sand. Keep pots in full sun at some 20°C throughout the year and soil always slighly moist from beneath. A temperature drop at night down to some 10°C to 15°C will siginificantly enhance germination in several species.
20 seeds per package.
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Hesperantha bachmannii

Hesperantha bachmannii

20cm, makes narrow leaves and delightful, nodding and strongly perfumed white flowers. For any rich substrate in a sunny spot. During dormancy in winter keep bulbs drier at a a minimum of some 10°C. III-IV.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9451 € 4,99
Hesperantha cucullata

Hesperantha cucullata

20cm, a medium tall species with several white and rose shaded flowers which open at night. For any rich, well drained soil. Keep frostfree in winter with reduced watering and a minimum of some 5°C. An excellent pot plant for an unheated greenhouse, cold wintergarden or sunny window sill. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6253 € 4,99
Hesperantha falcata

Hesperantha falcata


20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8606 € 7,99
Hesperantha grandiflora

Hesperantha grandiflora

40 (70)cm, a tall species with narrow leaves and large, rich pink flowers. For any rich substrate in a sunny spot. During dormancy in winter keep bulbs drier at a a minimum of some 10°C. III-IV.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9452 € 4,99
Hesperantha hantamensis

Hesperantha hantamensis


20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8301 € 5,99
Hesperantha luticola

Hesperantha luticola

10cm, an utmost beautiful dwarf species with white flower trumpets and three wine red blotches inside. For any rich, well drained soil. Keep frostfree in winter with reduced watering and a minimum of some 5°C. An excellent pot plant for an unheated greenhouse, cold wintergarden or sunny window sill. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6251 € 4,99
Hesperantha pauciflora

Hesperantha pauciflora

20cm, a medium tall species with unusually large, rich pink, slightly fragrant yellow flower cups. For any rich, well drained soil. Keep frostfree in winter with reduced watering and a minimum of some 5°C. An excellent pot plant for an unheated greenhouse, cold wintergarden or sunny window sill. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6250 € 4,99
Hesperantha vaginata

Hesperantha vaginata

15cm, a dwarf rare species with unusually large rich yellow flower cups with a blackish throat. For any rich, well drained soil. Keep frostfree in winter with reduced watering and a minimum of some 5°C. An excellent pot plant for an unheated greenhouse, cold wintergarden or sunny window sill. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6249 € 4,99