Common name: Big-leaved devil’s ember
Origin: South Africa
Height at maturity: 1 to 1.2 meter
Plant type: flowering plant
Flowering: spring to autumn
Flower color: orange
Type of soil: rich and deep even limestone
Use: in the garden in the ground, isolated, borders, container culture
Diseases and pests: slugs and snails
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The Devil’s Ember is an impressive plant with imposing vegetation. This perennial produces a large number of narrow leaves and develops a bloom that is characterized by floral stems (up to 1.2 meters) ending in floral spikes.
The flowers are orange in color and appear from early spring until the first frosts.
This plant does not require any particular maintenance except for a sunny exposure. It adapts to all types of soil, from the richest to calcareous soil. It loves stagnant water to bathe its roots in.
The plant can grow in the shade but only blooms if exposed to the sun.