Hesperantha, also know as Schizostylis. It seems to very complicated about which one is which as they seem to be 2 different plants that look remarkably similar. Well the argument rages between the people who seems to know, but to me I take the enjoyment of whatever it is that I have in the garden.
Easy to grow and hardy throughout the winter months, A late bloomer in the season so are now in full bloom. I have Pink and Red at the moment at they are beautiful at this time of the year when everything else is dying off and finishing. The flower stems can grow quite long so may need some help to stay upright.
Propagating is simple as there are many smaller plants at the base that can be split off the main plant and potted on. These if cared for will flower themselves the next year, as you can see below the leaves can flop over and can use a little help if the wind pushes them over. I use a half loop as you can see in the picture below, if you look closely you can also see the smaller plants ready to be split off.
So in summary, a beautiful easy to grow plant that will provide Autumn colour when everything else is dying off. Easy to propagate and is very low maintenance. TRhe perfect plant for the garden really, one which I highly recommend.
Please do not pay over the odds for these plants, I have seen them in garden centers for £12-£25 and there is no need to pay these prices. For a large sized plant should not cost you more that £8 and you can always split babies off the bottom and get many plants for your £8
My name is Jonathan and I enjoy working in my garden in my spare time. I am no professional, just an amateur. My second love is photography, shooting the flowers in my garden and of course sharing them with people who share my passions.