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Sandersonia aurantiaca


Sandersonia aurantiaca has pendulous, bell-shaped, bright orange flowers that look like Chinese lanterns.

Sandersonia aurantiaca is a bellwort or Chinese lantern lily from South Africa related to the gloriosa lily that forms clumps of delicate, erect, two foot tall stems with twisted, bright green, lance-shaped leaves and pendulous, bell-shaped, bright orange flowers. They make a long-lasting cut flower for up to three weeks. Grow in a pot with good drainage. Keep dry and protect from frost in winter. Photo: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Chinese Lantern Lily

Family: Colchicaceae (The Bellwort Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-10

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Orange

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rich woodlands, wooded slopes, and in alluvial valleys.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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