Bessera elegans
Bessera elegans
Bessera elegans
Bessera elegans
Bessera elegans
Bessera elegans
Bessera elegans

Bessera elegans

"Coral drops"

Bessera elegans

10 bulbs — £3.90

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Description

Also aptly named 'Coral Drops', Bessera elegans bursts into bloom in summer with delicate sprays of bright orange-red nodding blooms on elegant upright stems. Whether your garden is a technicolour paradise or you prefer to stick to cooler tones, these gorgeous plants bring a sophisticated and floaty show which will add that essential flash of red-hot colour to make any summer planting scheme zing. 

Perfect for sunny borders or pots, these tender bulbs can be planted straight into the ground in late spring or given a head start by planting in pots indoors. With soft, grass-like foliage and slender stems, these swaying beauties grow to around 70cm tall providing colour at a height as well as a lovely relaxing movement. Best planted in groups for maximum impact, Bessera elegans also make unusual and long-lasting cut flowers, so make sure you plant plenty to enjoy both indoors and out!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Drought tolerant

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Bessera elegans

  • Flower colour

    Coral

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Corm size

    5/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 corms per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender/Tropical

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Gravel gardens
    Exotic gardens
    Rockery
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Requires specific conditions

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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