Haemanthus multiflorus or blood flower produces fantastic red spheres 6-12 inches across in late summer! Like a fiery ornamental onion.
Blood flower, or Haemanthus multiflorus, is a bulb with up to nine leaves per season with sheathing bases that create a pseudostem. In late summer it will produce a single spherical flower head 6-12 inches across much like an ornamental onion but bright red with bright yellow anthers. The decorative red berries can remain on the plant for up to two months. Use as a pot specimen placed in the part shade to part sun garden. Keep above five degrees Celsius in winter or as a house plant. Previously known as Scadoxus.
Common Name: Blood Flower
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 10-12
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Lowland to mountain forest, secondary forest, forest margins, savannah woodland, open grassland and very common in the shade of trees at river banks.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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