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
Primary Bloom Colour: Orange
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
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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