Family amaryllidaceae genus sprekelia is a bulbous perennial with arching, strapshaped leaves and solitary flowers, each with a lanceshaped upper tepal, narrow, spreading lateral tepals and 3 broader, overlapping lower tepals. I have a few things blooming now that are lovely and excitingfirst up is a new bulb for me, sprekelia formosissima from mexico and central americait is in the hippeastrum tribe, what we commonly refer to as amaryllisit bloomed two days ago the petals are reminiscent of amaryllis hippeastrum, but the presentation is distinct. Aztec lily, sprekelia formosissima aztec lily, or jacobean lily, is one of just three known species of the genus sprekelia in the amaryllis family amaryllidaceae. A top dressing of complete fertiliser after flowering will help build up next seasons flower inside the bulbs. Among hundreds of bulbous ornamental plants native to tropical and subtropical america, different genera from the amaryllidaceae family such as hymenocallis, sprekelia and zephyranthes present an enormous potential as ornamental crops.
Commonly found in older gardens and easy to grow in containers. Aztec lily sprekelia bulbs for sale terra ceia farms. Sprekelia formosissima is the one usually grown for its showy flowers and even it is not very common, especially in colder climates. Posted by valleylynn dallas, or zone 8b on oct 27, 2011 3. Media in category sprekelia formosissima the following 14 files are in this category, out of 14 total. Sprekelia formosissima amaryllis formosissima aztec lily jacobean lily st. Enjoy the beautiful orangish red hue of this sprekelia formosissima. Also known as the aztec lily or jacobean lily, it is part of the amaryllis family rather than that of the lilies. Sprekelia plants are sometimes called aztec lilies or jacobean lilies although they are not true lilies. The brilliant scarlet or crimson flowers are bilaterally symmetrical, like an orchid. Strekelia formosissima mexican bulbous herb cultivated for its handsome bright red solitary flower aztec lily, jacobean lily amaryllis bulbous. Sprekelia formosissima in world checklist of selected plant families.
Genus sprekelia is a bulbous perennial with arching, strapshaped leaves and solitary flowers, each with a lanceshaped upper tepal, narrow, spreading lateral tepals and 3 broader, overlapping lower tepals. Sprekelia formosissima aztec lily california gardens. The aztec lily features an orchidlike shape and adds an elegant look to any garden. Additional information about this plant will become available later. Aztec lily, sprekelia formosissima master gardener program. Sprekelia formosissima bulbs buy aztec lilies online at farmer. Pdf in vitro propagation of sprekelia formosissima. Jacobean lily, jacobs lily, aztec lily, maltese cross.
This tender bulb, native to rocky hillsides of southern mexico and guatemala, is hardy only to zone 8 and higher. Unusually formed dark red flowers appear in spring on this summergrowing bulb. Amaryllidoideae aztec lily, jacobean lily, orchid lily origin. Sprekelia definition of sprekelia by the free dictionary. Half hardy bulb commonly grown as a half hardy annual by gardeners height.
Sprekelia formosissima is a real jewel of a flower and planted en masse in your garden will give you a rich showing. Print pdf you need to be logged in to start a new thread. The genus hymenocallis comprises over 60 species distributed from the north of brazil to the south east of the united states. Sprekelia formosissima is the one usually grown for its showy. Sprekelia is grown normally in places where there is a warm climate and can be grown in pots in regions where there is a cold climate. With a cluster of common names this bulbous plant comes from the tropical and subtropical deserts of mexico preferring mild dry winters. Sprekelia formosissima and others posted on november 10, 2016 by timothy i have a few things blooming now that are lovely and excitingfirst up is a new bulb for me, sprekelia formosissima from mexico and central america it is in the hippeastrum tribe, what we commonly refer to as amaryllisit bloomed two days ago. Sprekelia formosissima truly elegant and unique orchidlike flowers bloom on short swordlike foliage. Suitable for a sunny border or in cool areas as a houseplant. The petals of the flower are in 2 groups the upper 3 stand up, curving back at the tips, while the lower 3 are pendent, rolling up like a tube at the base, encircling the stamens.
This bulb, known as the jacobean lily, is a lovely and unusual member of the amaryllidaceae family ht 3045 cm which blooms in late october or november. Sprekelia formosissima 3 bulbs per pkg ships march thru june show quantity breaks. Plant in spring with the neck just above ground level. You can search the forum without needing to register. The petals of the flower are in 2 groups the upper 3 stand up, curving back at the tips, while the lower 3 are pendent, rolling up.
They are half hardy bulbs that reach a maximum of 12 inches in height and sometimes might bloom twice a year. Sprekelia formosissima is common in cultivation, planted in pots in uk or plant and lifted, much as the gladiolus. Sprekelia formosissima flower bulbs for sale online terra. Sprekelia sprekelia formosissima, are also known as jacobean or aztec lily. The interesting and large crimsonred flowers which only last a few day are nearly 6 inches wide and rise up individually on a stalk 1 foot or less above the ground during the spring and. Pdf the use of native ornamental plants in urban landscapes and ornamental consumers designs is one strategy to preserve biodiversity. The board of trustees of the royal botanic gardens, kew. Radford ae, ahles he, bell cr 1968 manual of the vascular flora of the. They do best in welldrained alkaline soil kept dry during their winter dormancy. Sprekelia formosissima this bulb, known as the jacobean lily, is a lovely and unusual member of the amaryllidaceae family ht 3045 cm which blooms in late october or november. One mexican species, sprekelia formosissima, aly, is a good.
Mrp tags attached, user manual, warranty cards, and original accessories in. Lettris is a curious tetrisclone game where all the bricks have the same square shape but different content. In milder climates, where they can be left in the ground, the stems will gradually grow taller over. Sprekelia formosissima aztec lily a large truncated bulb from mexico that produces darkgreen narrow straplike leaves that arise during the bloom period. Posts about sprekelia formosissima written by timothy. However, in my very wet winter and spring here in the pacific northwest, it has survived and bloomed two years in a row before succumbing to a gopher. Order these sprekelia lily bulbs for sale online today.
Aztec lily is easy to grow in full sun in welldrained soil. Strekelia formosissima synonyms, strekelia formosissima pronunciation, strekelia formosissima translation, english dictionary definition of strekelia formosissima. Plant database entry for sprekelia formosissima orient red with 10 data details. Sprekelia formosissima bulbs have not all bloomed each year, though the bulbs offset pretty regularly and at least a few put out flowers each year. In a grouping of about a dozen bulbs, only two or three may bloom in any given year. Sprekelia formosissima produces brilliant red flowers that are about cm or 5 inch wide, and seem to blend lilies and orchids in their design.
Sprekelia formosissima flower bulbs for sale online. Soil should be well drained and prepared with the usual wellrotted organic matter or complete fertiliser. Sprekelia formosissima wikispecies, free species directory. Also known as the aztec lily, sprekelia formosissima are bulbs originating from central america, commonly referred to as the jacobean lily. Closely related to rain lilies similar narrow linear foliage sprekelia formosissima.
Aztec lily, or jacobean lily, is one of just three known species of the genus sprekelia in the amaryllis family amaryllidaceae. Even when well grown, bulbs often do not bloom every year. Gardening india sprekelia aztec lily jacobean lily pack of 02. Pricing is per package and per sprekelia variety quantity discounts apply.
The flower is six inches in size and resembles that of an orchid, borne on a 18 inch stem, and has crimson velvet petals with a green throat. Sprekelia formosissima is common in cultivation, planted in warm climates or raised in pots in colder climates, or planted and lifted, much as the gladiolus. The large vivid scarlet orchidlike flowers sprout from the dormant bulbs at the end of spring and as the flowers fade the deep green strap shaped leaves appear. Pdf according to the inventory made by the ornamental network, mexico is one of the richest countries in genetic resources and has 4 220 species used. Aztec lily, jacobean lily sprekelia formosissima is native to mexico and guatemala with its natural habitat being rocky hillsides. Methods and practices exist to enhance soil carbon sequestration in. Starting from these natural products, new derivatives have been synthesized to explore structureactivity relationships within the chemical class and to obtain potential. Sprekelia formosissima amaryllidaceae jacobean lily. Sprekelia formosissima this exotic araflora plant is a real must for all plant enthusiastics. To make squares disappear and save space for other squares you have to assemble english words left, right, up, down from the falling squares. Sprekelia formosissima aztec lily brent and beckys bulbs.
It has brilliant red, narrow petals, with the appearance of an exotic sculptured orchid. Pdf consumers and retailers attitudes towards a mexican. Sprekelia is a genus of mesoamerican plants in the amaryllis family, subfamily amaryllidoideae. Sprekelia produces unusual flowers on short, red stems. Pdf in vitro propagation of sprekelia formosissima herbert. Sprekelia plant growing guide grow jacobean lily, aztec lily.
Sprekelia species, aztec lily, jacobean lily sprekelia. Sprekelia formosissima, aztec lily, jacobean lily, orchid. Sprekelia formosissima requires full sun sunlight to thrive but not as much though during the growing season. Sprekelia are hardy and need little attention during the growing season. Provided by smithsonian institution, department of botany.
Sprekelia in world checklist of selected plant families. Sprekelia, jacobean lily, aztec lily daylilies in australia. Gardening india sprekelia aztec lily jacobean lily pack of 02 flower bulbs. Plants profile for sprekelia formosissima jacobean lily. Sometimes seen as unusual, the jacobean lily has in fact been in cultivation for many years. There are even times when the bulbs do not bloom in a year, even when it is a full grown bulb. James lily sprekelia produce unusual but attractive looking 6 15 cm flowers that resemble a waxy orchid on fairly short stems with narrow strapshaped leaves. Sprekelia formosissima plantinfo everything and anything. Sprekelia wikispecies wikispecies, free species directory. Sprekelia formosissima planting, growing and propagating. The 20 inch 50 cm long leaves come out in spring about the same time as the about 5 inch cm the flower. Aztec lily sprekelia formosissima from netherland bulb.1403 945 599 1483 1437 1505 94 1185 304 693 641 417 271 1403 650 357 312 1209 1187 943 1535 52 374 124 275 88 1149 330 250 341 881 762 223 11 92 581 1430 253 477 1148 550 1416 448 272 1377 711 852