Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'

Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'

Crimson flag

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'
  • Common name: Crimson flag
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
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 'Major' has red blooms, and makes an excellent cut flower. For best results grow it in small clumps in moist but well-drained soil in full sun.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: 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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