Dark red trumpets sit atop short sturdy stems in late summer and early fall and flower over an extended period. The Oxblood Lily is an exceptionally easy bulb that multiplies quickly into fairly dense clumps creating a bouquet of flowers whether allowed to naturalize in the yard or the garden. Like its flowering companion, the Red Spider Lily, the Oxblood Lily flowers and then produces narrow strap like foliage which remains over winter. Tolerant of a wide range of soil types and requires literally no care once established.
Oxblood or Schoolhouse Lilies are super easy heirloom bulbs which no garden and or lawn should be without. They multiply readily and provide a burst of brilliant color in the late summer and fall garden. Some resources suggest that you can divide and transplant this Rhodophiala any time of year with spring and summer dormancy being optimum. Hill Country Red is typically sterile and mainly reproduces via bulb offsets. Truly cannot say enough good things about this super easy to grow bulb!
As with any plant we ship, the Oxblood Lilies are established, growing plants shipped in their own container and potting soil. Typically one large flowering sized bulb per pot.
Grows To: 10-16''H x 8-12''W, space at 3-6" apart.
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
Soil & Moisture: Tolerant of most soil types. Good drainage is probably beneficial.
Fertilizing: Fall to spring as it is winter growing.
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Deer Resistance: Not Bothered
Native To / Origin: Argentina - most likely origin of Hill Country Red
This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details
Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: All parts of this plant are mildly toxic generally on causing stomach upset in humans.
See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions
Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml