Sprekelia - Bulb

Sprekelia formosissima 

A lovely Jacobean Lily with graceful red flowers!

The graceful flowers of the Jacobean Lily will flower in early summer already. Easily potted up for on the patio or decking. The Jacobean (or Aztec) lily originated in Mexico. The bulbs of this plant need a nice warm and sunny spot in soil that drains well. Store the bulbs frost free in the winter. If you order these bulbs now, you can enjoy these fabulous unusual blooms in the coming season.
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Flowering Period

Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • Sprekelia formosissima bulbs can be planted as soon as it is spring, in the garden or into large planters. Do beware of late frosts.
    When planting bulbs, keep in mind that they should be planted twice as deep as the size of the bulb so, a 5 cm bulb goes in a 10 cm hole. Planting distance for Sprekelia formosissima is roughly 15 cm.
    Loosen the soil with a fork, plant with roots down, then fill the hole with soil. Planted in groups of three will give the delicate flowers their best look.
    These bulbs prefer a sandy, clay soil, whether in the ground or in pots.
    Sprekelia formosissima (Aztec Lily) in an attractive planter.
    The Sprekelia formosissima will thrive best in a flower pot in a warm, sheltered spot - ensure good drainage.
    Try at least 3 bulbs together in a roomy planter for the most spectacular result - the more the merrier!
    Tip for potted Sprekelia formosissima - do not turn the pot while the flower stalks and buds are growing to prevent buds dropping off!
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  • Care
  • Water your Sprekelia formosissima regularly. The flower stalk will develop as soon as the warmer weather sets in, from about May. Leaves will appear only after the flower, rather like the amaryllis. We recommend feeding the Sprekelia formosissima throughout the summer with liquid fertiliser, as long as it still has leaves on the plant. This will prepare the bulb well for next year's flowering. Stop feeding after July, or when the leaves are withered. Sprekelia will see the winter through as a dry bulb. Watering only sparingly from about August. Sprekelia formosissima doesn't like to be transplanted - only do so if strictly necessary. It will form more Sprekelia bulbs if you leave it in place!
    Keeping your Sprekelia formosissima (Aztec Lily) over the winter
    These bulbs are easily stored over the winter. Sprekelia formosissima are not hardy but they can withstand quite some cold, as long as drainage is sufficient.
    Best plan though, is to store them all frost-free over the winter. Water less and less from the autumn and before winter move the pot with the bulbs to a frost-free area like a shed. Keep the soil very slightly moist and don't let it dry out entirely.
    Increase watering in the spring as it warms up and you will see the new flower stems appear. Now it's time to feed regularly and once all signs of frost are past, your Sprekelia formosissima can go outdoors in your garden or on your patio once more.
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  • Specifics
  • Sprekelia formosissima originated in Mexico, better known as the ‘Aztec Lily’ it is classified under the amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae).
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Sprekelia formosissima 
    Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Red
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Flowering period June - July
    Growing height30 - 40 cm
    Circumference bulb14 cm
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