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Cyrtanthus mackenii 'Himalayan Red'
Common Name: Ifafa Lily Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Cyrtanthus mackenii 'Himalayan Red'
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This beautiful, sweetly fragrant, and long-flowering South African amaryllis relative deserves to be more commonly grown as a pot plant. The tubular red flowers of this form are long and narrow with recurved tips. The leaves are narrowly lance-shaped. Best in a rich but well-drained potting mix, ideally receiving morning sun and afternoon shade. Give deep waterings when in growth and allow to go just short of bone dry when dormant. Keep above zero Celsius for the winter.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Southern Africa and Madagascar

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone9-11  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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