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Grow Blood Lily, Fireball Lily, Paintbrush Lily . . .

Grow Blood Lily, Fireball Lily, Paintbrush Lily . ...

Dazzling, though somewhat bizarre-looking plants, there is, nevertheless, something special about them. Among the most beautiful cultivated ornamental bulbs, the southern African natives, Haemanthus and Scadoxus may be perceived as brilliant, brazen blood lilies or demure, soft, powderpuffs — in either guise they can surprise and delight you. They have a wide distribution from lowland to mountain forest, forest margins...
Rewarding Red Hot Pokers

Rewarding Red Hot Pokers...

  Red Hot Poker is the common name  for Kniphofia (nee-FOF-ee-a). Not all ‘Red Hot Pokers’ are of that colour,  for nowadays there are hybrids in white, yellow, pale orange and many shades in between. The true Kniphofia are indigenous to Africa — there are approximately 70 species in Africa, and of these 47 occur in the eastern parts of South Africa. One will often find them growing in places as far flung as...