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Chasmanthe Saturnus

Chasmanthe Saturnus

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Plant name: Chasmanthe floribunda 'Saturnus'

Other names: Cobra lily 'Saturnus', African cornflag 'Saturnus'

Category: Herbaceous Perennial

Plant family: Iridaceae

Light preference: Full sun/partial shade

Soil preference: Chalk, loam, sand. Acid, Alkaline, Neutral. Moist but well-drained.

Flowering/fruiting month: July - October

Size:

  • Up to 100cm height
  • Up to 60cm spread

Description: A clump forming perennial with bright-green upright lance-shaped leaves. The stems of the flower spikes are dark purple, holding upright orangey red tubular flowers with yellow throats during the summer months.

Care: Grow in a sunny or semi shade spot, in rich moist but well drained soil. They can survive over winter outside in very sheltered gardens with free draining soil, but are best lifted or grown in pots for frost prone gardens. Propagate from seed in spring or divide established clumps in spring, discarding old or damaged corms. Cut back in late winter before the new growth appears.

Current appearance: Sprouting