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African Blood Lily

African Blood Lily

Regular price $9.95
Regular price $14.95 Sale price $9.95
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Includes: 3 Haemanthus bulbs

Shipping: "In Stock" items ship by zone until all zones are open for the season. "Preorder" follows our shipping policy by planting season.

SKU: 16024-03

Red-Flowering Haemanthus Bulbs for Sale | African Blood Lily

These beauties are living, blooming butterfly magnets and make exceptional cut flowers - need we say more? Well, we probably don't have to, but we definitely will! Always a customer favorite, African Blood Lilies produce glorious globes comprised of hundreds of individual scarlet florets with striking gold-tipped stamens. Attractive, undulating foliage surrounds the breathtaking blooms to complete the total package. These plants flower for over two months, adding long-lasting color and fascinating form to both gardens and containers. Enjoy!

Easy to Grow Features:

  • Zone: 9-11
  • Height: 12-18 in.
  • Spacing: 6-8 in.
  • Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Water: Moderate; Lower in Winter
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Flower Color: Red
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  • Planting Depth
  • Planting Proximity
  • Planting Season
  • Plant Benefits
    Attracts pollinators. Unique & Un-common.
  • Water Quantity
    Moderate; Lower in Winter
  • Bloom Season
  • Sunlight Quantity
    Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Hardiness Zones
    Zones 9-11

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews

Great quality bulbs. Bloomed only 3 weeks after planting. One of my favorite flowers. Love it

Carol Connelly
Nicely packaged with instructions. We shall see when they grow!

The blooms of this bulb are my favorite surprise of the season, and I love the foliage.

Thank you for your review of the African Blood Lily. We appreciate your comments on the packaging, and wish you Happy Growing!


Beautiful blooms


Beautiful blooms


Always a pleasure purchasing quality bulbs! Very large bulbs at a great price!

David B
Everyone asks about these beauties.

Easy and beautiful. I am in zone 8b and lost all of mine because I forgot to bring them in last winter. I was happy to find more and can’t wait to see them bloom. The neighbors always comment on how beautiful and unusual they are.

Thank you for the review! Sorry to hear you lost your African Blood Lilies last fall; we are glad we can help you replenish your supply of these beauties. Happy gardening!

Perfect container plants on my patio!

I by NO means have a "green thumb" but I try my best to attract and save our butterflies. So, my patio garden is a butterfly garden, or Pollinator's/Milkweed garden. It relaxes me and I love these because there is ZERO effort for these gorgeous plants. The foliage is beautiful, and then the spectacular firework looking blooms that last longer than many of my others. If this is new for you, do not be deterred if it doesn't bloom the first year. One of mine was growing thick, deep, hearty root system and bloomed the following year. I'm in zone 9, I did however this past winter cut my foliage down to the base due to it becoming slimy and I didn't want my giant bulb to rot so it hasn't started growing back yet, but it is early in the year and my bulb and its roots on all 3 are thick, long, and healthy white. I look forward to another great year, and no people the toxity is VERY LOW, do not worry. I have kid's and cats as well as other critters on my patio a lot and none have been sick or even had a rash.The only thing I would suggest to anyone who writes about these is to detail winter guidelines. To trim down when leaves are dead and getting wilted and slimy or just let them naturally fall off and it won't hurt the bulb? I took a chance and trimmed mine down. The bulb and root system looks great so I'm sure it's okay but would have loved to have more detailed instructions beforehand.


I consider this like a strange allium, great bloom but the foliage takes a beating. I couldn't tell if it was pest related, I even checked it on multiple occasions, never found out what keeps eating the cool foliage. All three bulbs did a great job.

Chef Beth

Easy to to grow and absolutely beautiful! I will be purchasing many more next season.

SoCa amateur
Amazing and easy showstopper

I live in San Diego county, zone 10, and water my garden lightly. Based on the previous review, I purchased these bulbs. I planted them with a great amount of home compost under the filtered shade of a palm tree and forgot about them. They just came out at the end of August and have been flowering through September, one at a time. The plants are not very tall, but the flowers are huge: just as big as a Christmas ball or a Tennis ball. They are very unusual and amazing, not the kind of flowers that you would see in every neighbor garden. I will definitely buy more next spring. In a nutshell: show stopper and easy to grow!
Thank you easytogrowbulbs to provide such variety of bulbs!