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Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cyrtanthus (ker-TAN-thus) (Info)
Species: brachyscyphus

Synonym:Cyrtanthus parviflorus
Synonym:Cyrtanthus rectiflorus

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive synandrospadix On Dec 5, 2012, synandrospadix from Granada
Spain wrote:

One of the easiest of the Cyrtanthus species. An excellent container plant which multiplies rapidly by offsets so that a large specimen can have many stems in flower at the same time. My plants flower for much of the year and the fiery orange blooms are especially welcome in winter. Very easily grown from seed which sometimes sets without artificial pollination.

Positive Susi_So_Callif On Jun 1, 2012, Susi_So_Callif from Vista, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

South African bulb has charming bright pumpkin-orange flowers in late spring to early summer, sometimes longer. Good for part shade to mostly sun with moderate to low water. Increases by bulb division, but has never been a pest in my garden and is always welcome.


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

Carlsbad, California
Encinitas, California
Vista, California

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