Schizostylis

African Lily

These South African evergreen bulbs promise to ease the sadness that comes at summerís end by offering a burst of fresh autumn color.

Blooming on each 18 in. stem above green, sword- shaped blades are 10 to 30 snow white, starlike flowers. We contrast the blooms and foliage with the textured, golden leaves of Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’.

Blooms September – December.

Size: 18" high x 10" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

This South African genus of evergreen bulbs promises to ease the sadness that comes at summer's end by offering a burst of fresh autumn color. Slim buds and upfacing soft pink blooms stand amidst an ebullient forest of strapping greenery. Let it flourish in a pot on the patio, where its plentiful flowers are close at hand.

Blooms September–October.

Size: 2' 0" high x 10" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

<i>Schizostylis coccinea</i> ‘Sunrise’

With an extended blooming period and bigger blossoms than most other Schizostylis, lily-esque ‘Sunrise’ is likely to brighten your Christmas table. Slim buds and deep pink blooms stand amidst an ebullient forest of strapping greenery. Let it flourish in a pot on the patio, where its plentiful flowers are close at hand.

Blooms September–December.

Size: 15" high x 10" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

This South African Iris relative splashes lusty deep salmon-pink hues upon the late season garden. Springing from rhizomatous roots, grassy leafed blades present slender spikes garnished with narrow pointed buds plus satiny, cup-shaped Gladiola-like blooms, which open wider as the day progresses. ‘Zeal Salmon’ is exemplary atop a stone wall, along stairs, near the front of the border or in a container where it prefers evenly moist fertile soil.

Blooms September–October

Size: 15" high x 10" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

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Fantastic Fall Foliage.... The arresting foliage of these easy-care, low growing perennials remains tidy well into November. Adequate water, mulch and a mid-season trim help ensure their staying power.

November's last hurrah.... The shorter days and cooler nights of November have set the garden ablaze with eye-catching foliar color. By planting an assortment of woody plants as well as herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses, which promote late season allure, a last hurrah is easily achieved. Each of the plants included in this newsletter bestow either plump berries, late blooms, compelling foliage or artful branching patterns. Happy Digging!

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