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Red Root

Wachendorfia spp.

Wachendorfia thyrsiflora 1 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

10cm

7 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Red Root

The leaves of a Wachendorfia plant in the wild
A close up of a yellow Wachendorfia flower
A close up of a yellow Wachendorfia flower
A yellow flowering Wachendorfia plant growing in the wild
A light yellow Wachendorfia flower

Red Root Overview

Wachendorfia is a genus containing around 4 species in the bloodwort family, Haemodoraceae. These plants are evergreen perennials that have characteristic blood-red rhizome structures underground, hence the common name Red Root. They produce linear leaves with parallel venation and pleats. Flowers are star-shaped and coloured pale yellow, bright yellow or creamy pink, they are typically borne from upright stems above the foliage.

How to propagate Red Root

Division

Divide rhizomes in spring.

Seed

Special features of Red Root

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

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