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Haemanthus multiflorus
Common Name: Blood Flower Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Haemanthus multiflorus
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Blood flower is a bulb with up to nine leaves per season with sheathing bases that create a pseudostem. In late summer it will produce a single spherical flower head almost one foot across much like an ornamental onion but bright red with bright yellow anthers. The decorative red berries can remain on the plant for up to two months. Use as a pot specimen placed in the part shade to part sun garden. Keep above five degrees Celsius in winter or as a house plant.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Southern Africa and Madagascar
Tropical Africa
Native Habitat:
Lowland to mountain forest, secondary forest, forest margins, savannah woodland, open grassland and very common in the shade of trees at river banks.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone10-12  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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