Football Lily Flower Bulb

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Football Lily is commonly known as the Scadoxus multiflorus, Blood Lily or Paintbrush Lily. It is a flowering plant native to South Africa. This striking plant is known for its large, spherical umbels of bright red flowers, which resemble a paintbrush or a burst of fireworks. The plant is also valued for its attractive, glossy, tropical-looking foliage.

Buy the best Quality Football Lily Flower Bulb Online at the best price from and add colors to your garden. Football Lily Flower Bulb are easy to grow, and suitable for all levels of gardeners, requiring sunlight, well-drained soil, and moderate watering.  

About this item 

  • Number of Football Lily Flower Bulb: 05N
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Bulb planting season: Summer (February - April)
  • Planting Temperature: 17° to 30°C.
  • Method of grown from bulbs: Directly in a pot or garden
  • Bulb sowing depth: 5-8 cm
  • Bulb spacing: 10-12 cm
  • Germination Time: 7 to 21 days
  • Blooming Time: Spring to Mid Summer

What size grow bag is best for Football Lily?

How to Grow Football Lily Flower Bulb 

  1. Planting Time:

    • Fall: For spring-blooming bulbs, plant in the fall before the first hard frost.
    • Spring: For summer and fall-blooming bulbs, plant after the last frost.
  2. Site Selection:

    • Choose a well-draining location with the right amount of sunlight for the specific plant.
    • Follow the recommended spacing between bulbs.
  3. Soil Preparation:

    • Ensure the soil is well-draining. Bulbs can rot in waterlogged soil.
    • Incorporate organic matter like compost for improved fertility.
  4. Planting Depth:

    • Follow guidelines for each type of bulb, but a general rule is to plant at a depth 2-3 times the bulb's height.
  5. Planting Technique:

    • Place the bulb in the hole with the pointed end facing up.
    • Cover with soil and water thoroughly after planting.
  6. Watering:

    • Keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season, especially after planting.
    • Reduce watering during the dormant period.
  7. Fertilizing:

    • Use a balanced fertilizer during the growing season.
    • Follow specific recommendations for each type of bulb.
  8. Mulching:

    • Apply a layer of mulch to help conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
  9. Support if Needed:

    • Some tall or top-heavy flowers may need support as they grow.
  10. Dormancy:

    • Understand the natural dormancy periods of your bulbs and adjust care accordingly.
  11. Post-Bloom Care:

    • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage bulb strength.
    • Allow foliage to die back naturally before removing.

Football Lily Special Features 

  • Common name – Scadoxus multiflorus, Blood Lily
  • Scientific name – Scadoxus multiflorus
  • Height – 45-60 cm
  • Level of growing – Medium


What are the sunlight requirements for Football Lily?

Scadoxus multiflorus prefers partial shade to full sun. In its native habitat, it often grows in the understory of forests.

How should I care for Football Lily during its dormant period?

Reduce watering during the dormant period, which typically occurs in winter. Allow the plant to rest during this time and resume regular care when new growth appears.

 Note: Images are for reference purposes only. Actual products may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

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