Aztec Lily

The highlights of the Aztec lily are its spectacular bold red petals and bright green strap-like foliage. Not true lilies, Aztec Lilies (Sprekelia formosissima) belong to the Amaryllis family. Native to Mexico, they love heat. Spring blooming and may re-bloom. Makes a lovely container plant. Cold hardy in zones 8-10. 6-12" tall.
Zones 8 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Containers
Rock Gardens
Pest / Disease Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 6-12" tall
Bulb Spacing 5 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Early to late summer
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Size Bag of 1
SKU HC008713

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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HC008713
Details
6-12" tall. Bold red blooms and bright green strap-like foliage are highlights of the Aztec lily. With spectacular blooms, they make a lovely container plant. Spring blooming and may re-bloom. Cold hardy in zones 8-10.
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SKU
HC008713
Common Name
Aztec Lily
Botanical Name
Sprekelia formosissima
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Zones
8, 9, 10
Flower Color
Red
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Height
12 inches
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Bulb Spacing
5 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
16-18 cm
Planting Depth
Plant bulbs 2" to 3" deep
Soil Type
Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Ideal Region
Southeast, West, Southwest
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Containers, Rock Gardens, Pest / Disease Resistant
Additional Information
Can be grown as annuals in zones 3-7. Hardy in zones 8–10.
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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