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Sprekelia formosissima
Common Name: Aztec Lily Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Sprekelia formosissima has bold scarlet flowers with gracefully arching petals that resemble an amaryllis crossed with shiny ribbon. The five inch wide blooms occur in spring (often reblooming in fall) atop strap-like, green foliage and look best when crowded in a clump in a protected spot or when grown in pots. Native to Mexico, Aztec Lilies love heat. They prefer alkaline soil and will overwinter best when kept dry. Photo: Wikipedia.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Mountainous reqions in Mexico, dry, calciferous rock scree.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourRed
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourYellow
Height8-12" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread4-8" FragranceNo
Light Exposure Foliage ColourGreen
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness8-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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