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African Cornflag

This member of the Iris family is dormant during the summer and autumn months. The flower stalk is 2--5 feet high with 3.5 inch orange-yellow flowers on opposite sides of each branch.  Leaves are 2-3 feet high and die quickly in the summer heat.  A very useful plant for its drought hardiness and garden color in the late winter and early spring months.  Photo by Laurel Woodley

Chasmanthe floribunda has orange flowers
Latin Name: 
Chasmanthe floribunda
Family Name: 
Iridaceae
Place of Origin: 
S. Africa
Bloom Time: 
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
Garden Location: 
Volunteer Garden