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Cyrtanthus mackenii - Red Robin - Evergreen - 10 bulbs p-pack

SKU 0214949100P
Original price R 150.00 - Original price R 150.00
Original price
R 150.00
R 150.00 - R 150.00
Current price R 150.00

Delivery time

March - December

What is a pre-order?

Pre-orders allow you to purchase your bulbs before they are available for delivery. We send out all our bulbs at their correct planting time.

How to plant, care for and grow Cyrtanthus

Family Amaryllidaceae
Name derived from Greek Kyrtos meaning curved and anthos meaning flower
Common names Scarborough lily, fire lily, Ifafa lily, George lily, Knysna lily
Sun Exposure C. falcatus: Semi-shade
C. galpinii: Full sun
C. elatus: Full sun and semi-shade
C. mackenii: Semi-shade
C. obliquus: Full sun
Flower Colours From bright red or rose to orange, yellow or cream
Frost Tolerance Low, should be protected by mulching

Cyrtanthus is a true bulb and is originally from South Africa and Swaziland. There are 60 different species including:
  • Summer-growing species such as falcatus which flowers in early summer and C. galpinii which flowers in winter.
  • Evergreen species such as elatus which has pink to deep red and seldom white flowers; C. mackenii which flowers freely and smells sweet and C. obliquus which offers twisted leaves that spiral.
At maturity the different species will be different lengths as follows:
  • C. falcatus: 20-30cm
  • C. galpinii: 12-20cm
  • C. elatus: 25-45cm
  • C. mackenii: 25-40cm
  • C. obliquus: 35-60cm
Seasons and planting

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Available NO
Plant NO

Cyrtanthus require well-draining sandy soil with some compost and are grown best in a pot or in a rockery. The spacing between the bulbs should be 5cm and the lowest temperature is 5°C for C. galpinii and 0°C for the other species. They should be kept completely dry during dormant periods and it is recommended to only lift the bulbs during this season if there are no alternatives.
Can be propagated with seeds sown when ripe or by offsets.