Commonly known as Coral Drops, with jewel-like flowers that explode from delicate green stems. Coral red petals with delicate creamy-yellow centres and shading. Lovely for pots. May need protection in harsh winters. Flowers July-September. Height 50-60cm (20-24").
Hardiness:0 to -5 degrees
Aftercare - Easy:False
Aftercare - Moderate:False
Aftercare - High:False
Likes Acidic Soil:False
Prefers Full Sun:True
Half Hardy Perennial:True
Use a good quality, free draining
multipurpose compost or soil-based John Innes
number 2 potting compost. Plant 5 corms, 7.5cm
(3") deep in a 15-20cm (6-8") pot. The plants can
be grown in a greenhouse, conservatory or on a
window sill. Keep the plants well watered and
apply a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month
during the growing season. When the foliage
starts to yellow in September withhold water.
Remove dead foliage and store dry in a frost free
place until starting them into growth in spring.
Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers. Prefers full sun.
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