- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Flowering Height
- 80 cm
- Bulb Size
- 18/+ cm
- Oranges & Yellows
Chasmanthe Floribunda var. Duckitii
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.
A relative of the Crocosmia family, Chasmanthe thrive in sun or part shade in the garden.
Plant corms 7cm deep and 15cm apart in well-drained soil.
Provide regular watering, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist until plants are established.
Striking, architectural stems of 20-30 bright, tubular blooms flower in July, up to 80cm tall.
Cut stems and foliage back in winter to make space for new growth in spring. Fully hardy requiring no winter protection.