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Oxblood Lily

Rhodophiala bifida

Hurricane Lily, Schoolhouse Lily

About This Plant

Sun to partial shade; no above-ground foliage in summer except for the bright red flowers in September (especially after late-summer rains). Schoolhouse lily is a favorite bulb for old-fashioned gardens; find it through specialty bulb stores. Keep it in flowerbeds to avoid mowing the emerging foliage and flower stalks. It performs well in clay-type soils and can offset freely.

Origins: Argentina

Maintenance

Carefree. Flowers appear in early autumn as long as they aren’t mowed.

The 'Schoolhouse Lily' signals the end of summer.

Min. Height: 6'

Max Height: 12 inches'

Min. Width: 6'

Max Width: 12 inches'

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