Cyrtanthus elatus - George Lily, Fire Lily

George Lily, Fire Lily

Cyrtanthus elatus

Also called Scarborough Lily

  • AKA Vallota speciosa, Cyrtanthus purpureus
  • Open, trumpet-shaped flowers of scarlet-red, rise 30 cm above the foliage
  • Produces up to nine blooms per stem
  • Deciduous perennial with green, strap-like leaves, up to 30 cm long
  • Not hardy to Zone 5, and should be grown as a houseplant or dug up before the winter
  • Bloom Time: Late summer

ZONE:
8

COLOUR:
Scarlet

HEIGHT:
30-60 cm

SPREAD:
30-40 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in a fertile, humus rich, well-drained soil, in full sun. Water freely in active growth and sparingly in the winter when dormant. Not hardy for Ontario winters and must be dug and stored in a dry, cool area.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
FLOWERING TIME:
Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer
HABIT:
Upright
Clumping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green