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What is this please ?

Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom Gb

This is flowering now in my garden and I just don't know what it is. It's about 18" high and I have shown the root as well to help. Gardening novice but kids left home now and the garden is mine.......all mine !!




I would say this is a Schizostylis or more commonly known as the Kaffir Lily

17 Nov, 2008


It's a pink-flowered form of schizostylis coccinea, the Kaffir Lily. Hailing from South Africa, it does best in a fairly sunny spot in moist but not waterlogged soil. When happy, it will spread into quite large colonies; if not happy, you will just get a few leaves and no flowers

17 Nov, 2008


I am so chuffed at this faster than fast reply ! It's growing in my brother's garden too and in moist soil. It's pretty and a bit of colour. Diolch ! Thanks !

17 Nov, 2008


There is a lovely red one too, which gives a lovely splash of colour on these dull November days.

17 Nov, 2008


And a pure white and a pale pink and an ealry flowering one.

17 Nov, 2008


And they are beautiful, so you are lucky! I love them in my garden!
Its name MIGHT be Schistylosis coccinea 'Fenland Dawn' as the colour looks like that one, but I can't be sure.

17 Nov, 2008


Have rung the brother and impressed him with 'my' knowledge. Will look at them tomorrow with a new dimension and thanks all for the welcome and flying start.

17 Nov, 2008


I should have said 'Welcome to GOY' - now I have!

17 Nov, 2008


This is a lovely plant that comes into flower from Sept onwards. It likes sun and doesn't like to be over shadowed. I have a red variety planted next to a Deschampsia grass that turns golden in Autumn and the contrast is great (there's a photo on my homepage). It can be divided and increased easily in spring by digging out the clumps at the edge of the patch. Move some to other places around the garden, especially where you can see them from indoors.

19 Nov, 2008

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