The Southern Bulb Co. is proud to offer the rare Oxblood lily!
Sometimes called the School House lily, these hardy plants frequently make appearances in older neighborhoods of Central Texas. Oxblood lily flower bulbs bloom with a vivid display of several entrancing flowers in the Fall. They are historic and, until now, are almost impossible to buy. The Oxblood lily flower bulbs in our collection are guaranteed to bring a touch of charm to any garden.
The tough little harbinger of fall.
Originally a native of Argentina, these naturalized bulbs were introduced to Texas by German settlers. The name refers to the vermilion red, amaryllis-like flowers they produce. These are tough plants that will naturalize in almost all locations. Although they will grow almost anywhere, the flowers hold up best when planted in partial shade to full sun. After flowering, they send up strappy, bright green foliage which matures in the heat of the following summer or late spring. You can leave Oxblood lilies undivided for years, and they will come back every year with the fall rains. They bloom around September and their foliage remains green all winter.
As a good "rule of thumb" for Oxblood lily flower bulbs, plant at a depth about three times the height of the bulb itself. This can be confusing with their sometimes long neck, and if the neck is very long, simply have a small portion of the top of the neck above the soil, or plant your bulb sideways. It will eventually turn itself up and the blooms will hardly be affected the first year, and not at all in future years.
Fall Shipped Bulb
Our fall-planted flower bulbs ship during the ideal time for planting: Sept 15 - Dec 1, unless otherwise marked. Any orders received before or during these dates will ship in this period. After December 1st, dry bulb sales will not normally be available, but special circumstances occasionally allow for such sales and shipping. Thanks!