Sprekelia formosissima/Aztec Lily, Jacobean Lily

Sprekelia formosissima / Sprekelia formosissima
Exotic, orchid-like flower
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Exotic, orchid-like flower

Flowers and narrow, strap-shaped foliage

Flower bud and foliage

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Scientific Name: Sprekelia formosissima
Common Name: Aztec Lily, Jacobean Lily
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This bulb is a member of the ammaryllis family and produces red exotic flowers during the spring and summer. The narrow leaves are smooth textured. Do not overwater this bulb. Reported that bulbs should be in a relatively dry soil during winter dormancy.