Beautiful Blood Lilies are an exotic addition to UK gardens that no plant enthusiast should overlook. Everything about this genus of plants is handsome – from the glossy foliage to the large flowerheads of perfectly-arranged florets. The flowers appear in midsummer – leave the spent flowerheads in place to enjoy the bright red berries that follow in autumn. Choose Scadoxus for sunny or lightly-shaded garden beds or grow it in containers – it won’t tolerate harsh winters but makes a wonderful house plant. Fireball Lilies are unusual in the UK, but the blooms prove that there’s more to their appeal than novelty-value!