Flowers of Chasmanthe bicolor are deep orange marked with yellow and green. Although the flower is smaller that the other two species in the genus, it is more striking. The upper tepals of the flowers are orange-scarlet, whereas the bottom tepals are dark green with a yellow tube. The flowers are alternately arranged on both sides of the peduncle with as many as 28 blossoms. It blooms mid winter into early spring.
The plants grow to about four feet tall.
Species Meaning: The word bicolor is Latin for two-coloured; referring to the color of the flowers
Chasmanthe bicolor is native to South Africa.
24 seeds sown 9/1/2020 in two pots. One was kept in the greenhouse, the other remained outside. While there are plant labels in the pots and I put a blue tape marker on the pot itself, I failed to record which pot was in the greenhouse and which outside. Must do better next time.
As of 12/11 there were a total of 5 plants, 4in one pot, only 1 in the other.
3/8/21 Moved outside but remain in nursery pots.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: | Seed ID: S2048
Found in Pots,
They were in the greenhouse since seed sowing. They were moved outside at the beginning of march 2021
We acquired this plant from Silver Hill Seeds.