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Ammocharis coranica

Karoo Lily

Plant Type:


Ammocharis coranica (ex: Seneca Hill Perennials) - ​2 available. This is a stunner! A rosette of attractive broad blue-green overlapping strap-shaped leaves arise and hold horizontally just above the ground rather like stylized starfish but with several more arms. The foliage subtends a sturdy stem that tops off at about 12 inches supporting an enormous umbel of beautiful deep pink to red-pink flowers. And it's fragrant, too. The Karoo Lily ranges broadly from Karoo into the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Site in sun planted in well-drained soil. In the north this will make a beautiful cool greenhouse subject. This should be in the conservatory collection of every botanic garden - it's just that worthy. If purchasing in autumn purchase it for a greenhouse, conservatory or alpine house.


12 in


Deep Pink / Rose, Red Pink
Item Description Price  
AMMOCOR Ammocharis coranica (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $36.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Ammocharis coranica

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Potted Plant
  • Rock Garden
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House
  • Foundation

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Moist Summer / Dry Winter


  • South Africa

Propagated By

  • Offset