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Hesperantha coccinea ‘Jennifer’

Crimson flag

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Flowers

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Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hesperantha coccinea 'Jennifer'
  • Common name: Crimson flag
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

How to grow Hesperantha 'Jennifer'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Hesperantha 'Jennifer' and wildlife

Hesperantha 'Jennifer' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Hesperantha 'Jennifer' poisonous?

Hesperantha 'Jennifer' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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