SCHIZOSTYLIS (HESPERANTHA) OREGON SUNSET

SCHIZOSTYLIS (HESPERANTHA) OREGON SUNSET

5.50

The large, bright coral red, open bell-like flowers of Schizostylis (aka Hesperantha) Oregon Sunset are carried along slender stems in late summer into autumn. The long, pale green ribbed leaves add to its air of sophisticated elegance; these are evergreen, which make it all even better. Always attracts attention. Sunny position, but not too dry. 24 in. 2 litre pot.

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Schizostylis sometimes annoy us by bursting into bloom too late to make many sales. They then carry on relentlessly right into December and frequently beyond!

Alternatively, they can flower intermittently 12 months of the year! As in 2014 after a mild wet winter.

Schizostylis is another of those plants that has been reclassified and we should now be calling it Hesperantha. Annoying, as we had just mastered the spelling of Schizostylis........ To uncover the background to this change of name, which surprisingly goes back as far as 1996, take a look at this newspaper article.

As for the Oregon Sunset bit of the name, that's because it's an introduction by the Gossler Farms nursery which is in the US state of, well, Oregon.

Schizostylis syn Hesperantha Oregon Sunset is a hardy evergreen perennial with sword like leaves and red flowers in late summer and autumn suitable for full sun.


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