Hesperantha coccinea 'Jennifer'

Hesperantha coccinea 'Jennifer'

Crimson flag

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hesperantha coccinea 'Jennifer'
  • Common name: Crimson flag
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 50cm

Spread: 20cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Autumn colour, Flowers

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Hesperantha coccinea is a fantastic autumn-flowering plant, bearing delicate pink-red flowers as everything else in the garden dies down. The plants resemble small clumps of fragile gladioli with long thin foliage and upright flower-spikes, each topped by several flowers resembling wide open crocus.

Hesperantha coccinea 'Jennifer' has pale-pink blooms, and makes an excellent cut flower. For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. The RHS has awarded this plant its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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