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  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Hesperantha coccinea 'Mrs Hegarty'


9cm pot £9.99
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)

    Stiff, upright stems of pale pink, gladiolus-like flowers in August and September above clumps of sword-shaped, mid-green leaves. This pale pink crimson flag lily is excellent for the middle of a sheltered sunny, moist but well-drained border. Earlier flowering than many other varieties, it provides vertical interest and a supply of cut flowers for use indoors.

  • Garden care: Apply lots of well-rotted garden compost or manure when planting. Water during dry spells and dead-head regularly. After flowering remove the faded flower-spikes and protect the crown of the plant with a deep, dry winter mulch. Lift and divide congested plants every two or three years in spring.
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