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Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Star Lily

Plant Type:

TENDER PERENNIALS

Hypoxis hemerocallidea (syn. H. rooperii; ex: Ellen Hornig) - ​1 available. From flame-shaped furry buds emerge large, pretty six-petaled deep golden yellow starry flowers in open clusters atop fibrous summer stems. These rise in early to midsummer above thick leaves. The arrangement of foliage mimics the well-known daylily (Hemerocallis). Leaves are long, thick and pleated at a distinct central longitudinal vein, the gestalt of their arrangement is architectural. Still quite rare in the U.S. Hypoxis are relatively easy and has been robust for us even in a container. Hypoxis hemerocallidea is found in varying cultural situations with one fundamental link: decent drainage. Plenty of moisture in summer is relished given they are planted in a well-drained mix. Good winter drainage is essential. Give them plenty of sun. Hypoxis can draw honeybees. Other common names include Star-grass, Star Lily, Yellow Stars and Yellow Star-grass. Established pot grown division from tubers.


More About Hypoxis hemerocallidea

  • Collector Plant

Height:

16 in

Spread:

16-24 in

Colors:

Gold

Zone:

(8b?)9 to 11
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Characteristics and Attributes for Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Border
  • Potted Plant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House
  • Rock Garden
  • Conservatory
  • Collector Plant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Sandy
  • Draining

Origins

  • South Africa

Propagated By

  • Division