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Hesperantha coccinea 'Major' (Kaffir lily 'Major' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'

Other names

Kaffir lily 'Major' , Crimson flag lily 'Major', Schizostylis coccinea 'Grandiflora' , Schizostylis coccinea 'Gigantea' , Schizostylis coccinea grandiflora, Hesperantha coccinea 'Grandiflora' , Hesperantha coccinea 'Gigantea' , Schizostylis coccinea 'Major'

Genus

Hesperantha Hesperantha

Variety or Cultivar

'Major' _ 'Major' is a vigorous, clump-forming, rhizomatous, semi-evergreen perennial with narrow, sword-shaped, light green leaves and stiff stems bearing lax spikes of red flowers from late summer into autumn.


Hesperantha coccinea 'Major' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut down stems after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Hesperantha coccinea 'Major' (Kaffir lily 'Major' ) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained in full sun. Shelter from cold drying winds. Mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'

Other names

Kaffir lily 'Major' , Crimson flag lily 'Major', Schizostylis coccinea 'Grandiflora' , Schizostylis coccinea 'Gigantea' , Schizostylis coccinea grandiflora, Hesperantha coccinea 'Grandiflora' , Hesperantha coccinea 'Gigantea' , Schizostylis coccinea 'Major'

Genus

Hesperantha Hesperantha

Variety or Cultivar

'Major' _ 'Major' is a vigorous, clump-forming, rhizomatous, semi-evergreen perennial with narrow, sword-shaped, light green leaves and stiff stems bearing lax spikes of red flowers from late summer into autumn.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut down stems after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hesperantha coccinea 'Major' (Kaffir lily 'Major' ) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained in full sun. Shelter from cold drying winds. Mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Hesperantha coccinea 'Major' (Kaffir lily 'Major' )

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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September 2019

Newly planted (14/10/2011)

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