Chasmanthe are a variety related to the Crocosmia family. They produce 20-30 flowers in neat vertical rows on tall stems. Plant in moist well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Cut back in late winter before new growth appears. Hardy.
Otherwise known as ‘African Flag’, the banner-like blooms of Chasmanthe Floribunda ‘Ducktii’ fly at full mast from the stem, glinting gold in the sunlight. Pleasing little buds emerge in neat rows, before bursting open into tubular flowers of canary yellow. Beside the spires of blooms, blades of iris-like, lime-green foliage stand bolt upright, striking a handsome silhouette. Native to South Africa, Chasmanthe are particularly well-suited to being grown in pots which can easily be brought under cover over winter. The tall, sturdy stems make long-lasting, unusual cut flowers – snip them whilst still in bud and watch as they pop open in the vase.
The fiery, multi-tonal blooms of Chasmanthe ‘Saturnus are like beholding the spectacular radiance of a tropical sunset. Perfect for bringing some exotic flair to your summer display, the tubular flowers dazzle with their glowing oranges, reds, and yellows. The towering stems are dark maroon, creating marvellous contrast to the vivid flowers held in vertical rows. Chasmanthe can be incorporated into borders in particularly mild regions or planted in pots to be sheltered over winter in colder climes. Snip a few of these majestic stems for a unique cut-flower to bring drama to your floral arrangements.
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