Sprekelia formosissima

Jacobean Lily, St. James Lily, Aztec Lily

Only one tender Mexican native species belongs to this group, Sprekelia formossissima. This member of the Amaryllis family can be grown outdoors only in warm climates. Its solitary, 2-lipped flower is bright crimson. It blooms in summer on a leafless 1-foot-tall stalk. Plant bulbs in outdoor pots when fall night temperatures stay above 65º F. Bring indoors before first frost. Return plant outdoors in full sun in summer. Keep soil moist.
Sprekelia formosissima, Jacobean Lily, St. James Lily, Aztec Lily
This species' exotic flower makes it a prize bulb.

Attributes - Sprekelia formosissima

Plant Type: Bulb

Bloom Season: Mid Winter through

Flower Color: Red, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Showy Flowers.

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