Choose a country to see content specific to your location

Skip to main content
A picture of a Crimson Flag Lily

Crimson Flag Lily

Hesperantha spp.

Hesperantha coccinea Pink Flower Petals 2120px by User:Ram-Man (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Crimson Flag Lily

A photo of Crimson Flag Lily
A photo of Crimson Flag Lily
A photo of Crimson Flag Lily
A photo of Crimson Flag Lily
A photo of Crimson Flag Lily

Crimson Flag Lily Overview

Hesperantha is a genus of around 91 species of rhizomatous, semi-evergreen perennial flowering plants in the Iridaceae family native to Southern Africa with a few species from the tropics further North. Commonly cultivated species include Hesperantha coccinea or the Crimson Flag Lily, also known as Schizostylis coccinea in the UK. They are grown for their spikes of colourful, star or bowl-shaped flowers and exotic lily-like appearance. Foliage is sword-shaped and narrow and these species grow best in a sheltered position, in full sun.

How to propagate Crimson Flag Lily



You can propagate from seeds in spring.


Special features of Crimson Flag Lily

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Crimson Flag Lily

Flowers that are excellent for cutting. Suitable for coastal conditions.


About usCareersPrivacy policy

Candide is your guide to visiting UK public gardens. Find the best gardens, buy tickets and enter with just your phone. Download the app for offline tickets, community access and more.

Terms & ConditionsCode of Conduct

© 2022 Candide

Made in Bristol