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A picture of a Poor knight's lily

Poor knight's lily

Xeronema callistemon

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Full Sun
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

75cm

Min

Flowering

Poor knight's lily Overview

The beautiful flowers of this perennial are among the rarest in the world. The flowers are a vivid red in colour, and are held horizontally to provide a perch for the honey-eating birds that pollinate them.

How to propagate Poor knight's lily

Seed

They can be grown from seeds.

Division

Careful division.

Other uses of Poor knight's lily

Grown for their flowers.

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