Scadoxus multiflorus is the scientific name of football lily. This perennial grows from a rhizomatous bulb. It has a false stem as leaves are wrapped together. Leaves may appear after flowering or with them. A false stem can grow up to 60 cm.
Football lily Bulb This name is a synonym of Scadoxus multiflorus (Martyn) Raf. Each plant will produce only one flowerhead in a season. Blood lily is a bulbous plant with leaves on short, speckled stalks. The flower stalk bears a rounded inflorescence, 8-12 cm across. The plant may live for many years and will flower annually indoors.
Common Name- Football lily, blood lily, ball lily, blood flower, Katherine-wheel, oxtongue lily, poison root and powderpuff lily
Scientific Name- Scadoxus multiflorus
Caring for Haemanthus Multiflorus
Pruning is generally not required, just remove the spent flowers.
Bulbs may be planted outdoors directly in the garden in spring after last frost date.