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Scadoxus puniceus

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Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Scadoxus (ska-DOKS-us) (Info)
Species: puniceus (pun-IK-ee-us) (Info)

Synonym:Haemanthus puniceus

12 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Bulbs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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
Light Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Orange
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive vossner On Mar 17, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Mine is planted in full sun. It took almost 2 years to bloom. Worth the wait.

Neutral tcfromky On Oct 25, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Scadoxus has thin, glabrous leaves with a prominent midrib and a petiole-like base. It forms a corm- or tuber-like bulb structure. They occur in the summer rainfall areas in South Africa. From a distance, the flower resembles a thistle, but upon closer observation, it's completely different. Gorgeous.

Regional...

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

Cathedral City, California
Granite Bay, California
Oceanside, California
Orange, California
San Diego, California
San Marino, California
Richmond, Texas



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