Scadoxus multiflorus subsp. katharinae

An evergreen bulb that produces a brilliant ball of red flowers in summer.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

An evergreen rhizomatous perennial which produces large, thinly-textured leaves with a distinct midrib that form from the base of the stem.

The plant produces a single flowerhead in one season.  The flowerhead is a big ball consisting of up to 200 salmon-red flowers which are held above the foliage on a tall stem.

It produces green berries that ripen to scarlet during winter.  The berries are favoured by birds and can remain on the plant for up to 2 months.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Forest margins and stream banks.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Keep moist in summer.

GARDEN THEMES:
Forest

LANDSCAPING USES:
Useful to create a highlight under trees in a forest garden.

FOLIAGE:
CULTIVATION:
Propogate from seed or offsets.

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