15 April 2016

Scadoxus is native to Africa and the Arabian peninsula. It's common name is blood lily or blood flower.

It also can be called by its two botanic names either Scadoxus or Haemanthus. 

This one grows about 8 to 10 inches tall and once in full flower has approx 200 tiny flowers on its main head, unfortunately the flower will only last about a week.

With the mild climate on St Michael's Mount, this has flowered early, normal flowering time should be mid summer.

Scadoxus is in its third year on the West Terraces.

Visit the gardens soon to see the Scadoxus (blood lily) flowering. 

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