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Ammocharis coranica

Karoo Lily

Plant Type:

BULBS

Ammocharis coranica (ex: Seneca Hill Perennials) - ​6 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.


Height:

12 in

Colors:

Deep Pink / Rose, Red Pink

Characteristics and Attributes for Ammocharis coranica

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Light

  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

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

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Moist Summer / Dry Winter

Origins

  • South Africa

Propagated By

  • Offset