Rhodophiala bifida, oxblood lily

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Origin: Argentina
Evergreen: no
Flower Color: red
Bloom Time: spring, summer
Height: 18 inches
Width: 18 inches
Exposure: sun
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: 0 F
Description: Rhodophiala is one of those antique hand-me-down plants in the amaryllis family that was much used across the Hill Country and can still be found even where homesteads have long disappeared, a testament to its indestructible nature. Its nodding bright red flowers return faithfully every year as long as the bulbs are not disturbed.