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Christmas Bells

This deer-resistant plant has whimsical, lantern-shaped blooms. Christmas Bells bloom a beautiful orange color, offsetting the deep green foliage wonderfully.

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Height: 20-30" tall
Bulb Spacing: 4-6" apart
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Orange Christmas Bells, Sandersonia aurantiaca, Christmas Bells
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Common Name Christmas Bells
Botanical Name Sandersonia aurantiaca
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height 20-30" tall
Bulb Spacing 4-6" apart
Planting Depth Plant 2" to 3" deep
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-10
Ships to Canada No
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This summer-blooming plant is a unique addition to the garden with deep green foliage and beautiful, lantern-shaped blooms. A native to South Africa, Christmas Bells gets its name because they are often in bloom in the wild around December 25th.
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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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