Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'

crimson flag (syn Schizostylis )

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Buy Hesperantha coccinea 'Major' crimson flag (syn Schizostylis ): Large red flowers are ideal as cut flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: August and September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)

    Stiff, upright stems of large, deep red, gladiolus-like flowers in August and September above narrow, mid-green leaves. These eye-catching kaffir lilies provide vertical interest and a late splash of colour when many summer flowers are coming to a close. Perfect for a sheltered sunny, moist but well-drained border, they make excellent cut flowers.

  • Garden care: Apply lots of well-rotted garden compost or manure when planting. Water during dry spells and deadhead regularly. After flowering remove the faded flowerspikes and protect the crown of the plant with a deep, dry winter mulch. Lift and divide congested plants every two or three years in spring.

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An excellent hardy perennial.


It is an excellent border perennial and flowers late in the season when there are fewer other plants in flower.


St Alans


Added wonderful colour in the autumn


Put in a border where I wanted extra autumn colour and for once did not want blue

Mary little weed



Not dissapointed...


Very pleased with my order, hopefully they will have survived the winter.






Beautiful plant. Have had it almost a year and it has been great. Flowered from September to January last year (even in the snow!), and started flowering again this July. Fabulous colour. Would highly recommend it.




What you expect is what you receive


A well packed product which produced flower in first season.Can only improve with maturity




Good Quality Plats


Fantastic late floŵerin, sometimes even To Christmas depending on the weather




Fits the bill exactly


Bought 2 of these (2016) for late summer colour. Put one in a 30 cm pot in south facing back yard and the other in the small patch of front garden. Didn't start flowering until October but the front garden is small and almost north facing and everything flowers much later and less vigorously than examples I see elsewhere. Bearing that in mind I am very pleased with it and it is continuing to put up new flower spikes even now (December 17th) The one in the pot has done ok too. I did put some plastic sheeting half-way down the pot to help it to retain moisture. Given that this was their first year and their planting doesn't entirely match the recommended 'full-sun' site recommendation I'm more than happy with them. The colour is gorgeous and they do last well as cut flowers in doors. They are a bit floppy but I've got used to the unkempt cottage garden look. Like your other reviewer, I'm in Newcastle upon Tyne and I've seen plenty of specimins doing well in more favoured sunny spots around Northumberland.


Newcastle upon Tyne


still flowering at christmas!


flowering for 3 months




Puts on a cracking show


I have this in a south facing and sheltered corner in my garden in Newcastle upon Tyne. It's only been in for a couple of years but has flowered continually throughout the past mild winter, providing cut flowers for the Christmas table. It has been divided this spring, and is still flowering in June!

Peggy Sue

Newcastle upon Tyne


Schizostylis coccinea'Major'

4.8 9


Why do my schizostylis collapse? Good sized clumps in sandy soil in south facing garden. Lots of flowers but lying on the ground


Hello, These are real sun-lovers and sometimes if they are planted too close to something that casts shade, they will 'stretch' to reach the sun - and this can often cause them to flop.


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