Barbados lily is an herbaceous flowering plant with a low, spreading habit. 4 to 6 green leaves arise from a bulb, then a solitary stem with two star-shaped flowers appears. Flowers are orange with six tepals (a modified petal), somewhat ruffled, and unequal in size. Blooming occurs ten months of the year; winter is the dormant period. Refrain from watering and fertilizing during dormancy.
Native to South America, Barbados lily thrives in Hawaii. It produces no rubbish and is low maintenance once established. Germination is by bulb offsets, bulb division, or seed. It is an excellent ground cover when planted in mass. Or for instant curb appeal, plant a garden abutting a home or building-the roots are unobtrusive.
- Container plant
- Cut flower
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