Common Names: forest lily, sandul
Origin: South Africa
Size: Leaves 1 ft. high, 2 ft. wide, flowers stalks to 2’
Flowers: Drooping pink-purple flowers with yellow spots on 1 ft. stems, winter to early spring; wavy-edged glossy green leaves to 14 in. long, 4 in. wide.
Uses: Containers, border, color accent, under oaks, large rock gardens, in indoor pot (with good light).
Wildlife: Bird pollinated.
Soil: Well-drained is a must; likes moderately fertile.
Water: Medium during growth and bloom; low in summer dormant period. Tolerates drought.
Sun: Full sun near coast, some shade inland.
Pruning: Deadhead spent blooms. Remove spent leaves and flower stems to their base. Thin excess growth so remaining growth will be more vigorous.
Pests & Diseases: Has no particular pests or diseases except slugs, snails and caterpillars, which may damage the plant.
Notes: Fertilize every two weeks during growth season. Plant bulbs with neck showing above soil and 3 in. clearance on all sides. Hardy to 20° F.