Oxblood Lily Info: How To Grow Oxblood Lilies In The Garden

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Oxblood Lily Info: How To Grow Oxblood Lilies In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant Tropical bulbs add exotic elegance to the landscape. Many of these are remarkably hardy, such as oxblood lily, which can withstand temperatures down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 C.). What is oxblood lily? This native of Argentina and Uruguay produces a stellar flower that is blood red and highly impactful. Northern gardeners down to zone 7 can try growing oxblood lilies in a sheltered location. Some tips on how to grow oxblood lilies can help you enjoy these astounding blooming bulbs. Oxblood Lily Info Oxblood lily (Rhodophiala bifida) is a fall blooming plant which goes dormant in summer. The blooms look similar to amaryllis, but the two plants are not related. Each bloom is only open for 2 to 3 days, but the flowering clump will produce for up to a month. The bulbs are not common in many parts of North America but can be

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