This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Friday, 8 October 2010

Schizostylis Coccinea - tropical autmun colour

Why do plants have such complicated names? Schizostylis Coccinea - I can't even pronounce it. It's a gem of a plant with its coral coloured flowers and spiky leaves. It's great to have colour in the garden this time of year -highly recommended plant!

Its features include:
  • easy to manage (I don't do anything to it)
  • makes a good show every Autumn
  • clump forming / interesting foliage
  • likes sun and moist, fertile soil 
  • good cut flowers
Flowers: Sept-Oct.
Variety: Schizostylis 'Coccinea' (bulb / perennial).

Schizostylis with Sedum Autumn Joy.

1 comment:

  1. I like how you combine this flower with other plants:)