Football lily Bulb Description for Haemanthus Multiflorus, Blood Lily
Football lily Bulb This name is a synonym of Scadoxus multiflorus (Martyn) Raf. Each plant will produce only one flowerhead in a season. Blood lily is a bulbous plant with leaves on short, speckled stalks. The flower stalk bears a rounded inflorescence, 8-12 cm across. The plant may live for many years and will flower annually indoors.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Blood Lily, Football Lily, Powderpuff Lily, African blood lily, Football Lily||Red||June to July||Up to 2 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
During the growing season, the plant needs bright light, if possible direct sunshine for two hours daily. During winter dormancy, light is unimportant but the temperature should not drop below 13 degrees centigrade.
|Full sun to partial shade||Organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils||Medium||13 to 23 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer.|
Caring for Haemanthus Multiflorus
- Reduce moisture in the winter season.
- Bulbs may be planted outdoors directly in the garden in spring after last frost date.
- Pruning is generally not required, just remove the spent flowers.