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  • Flowering Time
    • Spring & Autumn
  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
  • Flowering Height
    • 15-30 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 18/+ cm
  • Colour
    • Reds & Burgundy

Sprekelia Formosissima

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The striking Sprekelia ‘Formosissima’ is aptly named, derived from the Latin meaning ‘perfectly formed and beautiful’. Clad in velvety crimson, the large, showy blooms strike a dramatic pose. The three lower petals are partially fused together and the upper three are separated, with one upright tepal and two laterally outspread. At the centre, elegant, elongated stamens are crowned by golden anthers. Otherwise known as the ‘Aztec Lily’, Sprekelia are native to Mexico and are part of the Amaryllis family. With their fascinating form and brilliant colouring, these tender bulbs make eye-catching additions to summer patio containers, and to greenhouse and conservatory displays.

Care Guide

Mexican native Sprekelia should be started off indoors in pots, during spring.

Plant each bulb 5cm deep in a 9cm pot, filled with loam-based compost.  Sit the neck of the bulb just above soil level.

Provide consistent watering, ensuring the soil remains moderately moist but not waterlogged. Once buds appear, feed with liquid plant food every two weeks.

Pots can be sited outdoors after the danger of frost has passed in late spring, or plants can be transplanted out into well-drained, fertile soil in full sun.

Lift bulbs in autumn and protect indoors from frost.  Move pot grown Sprekelia inside, allowing the soil to dry out for a period of dormancy.

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