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March Flower

Haemanthus coccineus

Also known as

April Fool, Blood Flower, Paintbrush Lily, Powderpuff Lily, King-Of-Candia, Pincushion, Bergajuin, Bloedblom, Rooikwas, Bobbejaansool, Koning-Van-Kandie, Maartblom, Misryblom, Misryersblom, Skoensole, Velskoenblaar, Blood lily, Ox tongue lily, Cape tulip

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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March Flower Overview

One of the surprises of late summer, with flowerheads like bright shaving brushes popping up from underground bulbs, is Haemanthus coccineus, which has a large number of variations and is one of 11 species of Haemanthus. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape.

How to propagate March Flower

Seed

By offsets or seed before growth commences in early spring.

Special features of March Flower

Attracts butterflies

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Other uses of March Flower

Ornamental, container, greenhouse

Other uses