Chinese Lantern Lily (Christmas Bells, Sandersonia)
Chinese Lantern Lily/Christmas Bells (Sandersonia aurantiaca) have eye-catching blooms that add a touch of whimsy to a late spring/early summer garden. Orange/yellow delicate flowers cover the plant with thimble-sized bells, highlighting other colors in the garden with its harmonious nature. Easy-to-grow and deer resistant, they make great cut flowers, lasting up to three weeks. Hardy in zones 9-10, grow as an annual in colder areas.
|Zones||9 - 10|
|Mature Plant Size||20-30" tall|
|Bulb Spacing||3 bulbs per sq. ft.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Shipping||Now shipping to zones 2-10.|
|Size||Bag of 1|
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).