Look at this beautiful lily for autumn colour, an absolute wow! This is a really good plant to have for warming the soul on a chilly cool blue morning. Keep their roots moist during the summer and they will come back each autumn with more and more flowers as each year passes. Once established plants can be divided each spring to spread the joy around the garden and to share with friends.

Botanical name: Schizostylis coccinea
Other names: Kaffir lily, Crimson flag lily
Genus: Schizostylis
Species: S. coccinea – S. coccinea is a vigorous, clump-forming perennial with narrow, bright green leaves and spikes of open, cup-shaped, scarlet flowers in autumn.
Schizostylis coccinea is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Red in Autumn
Foliage: Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn
Habit: Clump-forming

Give them a mulch in the autumn using either compost, well rotted manure or bark. They will thank you for it next spring, by starting to grow up out of the soil and put on their beautiful flowers for next year’s late summer and autumn show.. fabulous!

If you would like to talk with me about a new planting scheme for your garden or a bespoke Dingly Dell, please do feel free to get in touch, my email is judi@judithegardener.co.uk. For gardening development and maintenance enquiries (North-East London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Enfield) please telephone 07818 005773.

Happy gardening!