These attractive plants from South America have orange funnel-shaped flowers, striped darker underneath. They are perfect for a well-drained rockery or even a pot in the conservator, where they form attractive clumps which then produce a steady flow of blooms over a long period. R.H.S. 'AGM' Award Winner
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Rain lily. Habranthus tubispathus
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial