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What is this flower called please


We have these flowers growing in our garden now in October and would like to plant more, however, we thought it was a Crocosmia but its not image. Any help would be welcome,

kind regards



  • My neighbour has those in her garden too, but she doesn't know what they are either!  She's offered me some for my garden but both of us would love to know what they are too!

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    I cant spell it but I think it is a shystollsys.

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  • That's it, indeed, schizostylis coccinea, lovely late flowering thing. I saw it coupled with nerines the other day and the pink and red combination was startling but not at all unpleasant.


  • It used to be called Schizostylis coccinea, now it is Hesperantha coccinea, aka Kaffir Lily.

    Also availabe in white and pink. It has a long flowering season.

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Had most of the letters but all in the wrong order! Thank you!

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,214

    I believe the white one isn't great as it tends to revert Alan. It's put me off getting it. Pity - as it would be great here, and I don't like the colour of the usual  ones. 

    Really useful plant though - when there is less colour around going into winter. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thank you for all your help I have ordered some more for the back garden.

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