Crimson Pixie Lily flowers
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Plant Height: 12 inches
Flower Height: 16 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2
Group/Class: Dwarf Asiatic
One of the dwarf pixie series, this stunning variety was bred to be compact for use in containers but is very impressive in the garden as well; striking crimson blooms that are low profile are excellent for low borders and edging
Crimson Pixie Lily features bold crimson trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems in early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Crimson Pixie Lily is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Crimson Pixie Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Crimson Pixie Lily will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.