SCHIZOSTYLIS COCCINEA 'LIPSTICK'
This new stunning variety has unusually large flowers of deepest, most luscious, lipstick-red, which open on strong stems from early summer onwards for a very long period. This superb, vigorous new plant will thrive in all conditions from a hot dry spot to shallow water, and in a sheltered area these plants can continue flowering right through the winter.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.