Sandersonia aurantiaca, known as Christmas bells, is a is a half hardy, perennial from South Africa with attractive orange-yellow, bell-shaped flowers and can reach 30 inches in height.
These beautiful and long-lasting flowers were once common in their wild habitat of Swaziland, but are now threatened due to the expansion of agricultural activities.
Grow in a sheltered, sunny site with well-drained soil. As its name suggest, the flowers have a very unusual urn-like shape, and form at the tips of slender, bow-shaped stems. Sandersonia aurantiaca enjoy sandy soil rich with compost but well drained, full sun, but not excessive heat. If heat is excessive, they will require more watering.
Highly prized and long lasting cut flower.