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PlantFiles: Oxblood Lily (Pink), Pink Oxblood Lily, Schoolhouse Lily (Pink), Pink Schoolhouse Lily
Rhodophiala bifida var. spathacea

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Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhodophiala (roh-doh-FY-al-luh) (Info)
Species: bifida var. spathacea

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Bulbs
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the bulb's scales
By scoring the base of the bulb to promote new bulblets
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
From bulbils

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive vossner On Sep 6, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This lovely plant is blooming for the first time (Sep 2010)since planted 3 years ago. Planted inground, part sun.

Positive fireflyintexas On Sep 6, 2008, fireflyintexas from New Braunfels, TX wrote:

What a wonderful lily. It is blooming now (early September) and attracts attention from gardening friends whenever they come to visit. A rare color, since the oxblood lily is typically red. If you have a chance to get this lily bulb, either red or pink, you will have a treasure. It grows in my New Braunfels garden in a partly shady area that is on the dry side. A no fuss bulb/plant that surprises you from the ground each fall!
fireflyintexas

Positive htop On Sep 27, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Pink oxblood lily, pink schoolhouse lily is the rare form of the Argentine oxblood lily. The bright magenta-pink flowers appear on the top of a naked 8" stem in August through September. The basal foliage emerges after flowering and persists through the winter. In late spring, the foliage disappears as the plant does dormant. It naturalizes well and is suitable for borders, rock gardens, xeriscapes and wildscapes as well as containers.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mission Viejo, California
Gainesville, Florida
Liberty, North Carolina
Conway, South Carolina
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Humble, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
Richmond, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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