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Aztec Lily: Sprekelia formosissima



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aztec lily

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Above: in container, Below: aztec lily with altai lily Use: beds, borders, containers
aztec lily with gerbera and altai lily

Plant: bulbous perennial to 12"

Origin: Mexico to Central America

: 8 - 10 (possibly zone 7 if mulched heavily in winter)

: large, orchid-like, deep red blosooms; usually one per bulb

Foliage: grass-like

: sunny location in average soil. Blooms best when rootbound in containers. Resents disturbance and may not bloom for a couple of years after planting or transplanting. 2007, Last Updated June 5, 2007