It has been a hot few weeks lately (by London standards!). While a lot of my plants have been struggling, red jewel-like flowers have been popping up, loving the heat and providing my garden with a burst of colour.
These cormous perennial plants bloom in the height of summer and can sometimes last until early Autumn. They love the edges of my garden, and the sword-shaped leaves provide a nice bit of greenery even when the flowers are not in bloom.
Once the flowers have dried up you simply need to dead-head them. Some people like to spray paint them and use them in floral arrangements over Christmas. Over winter time, give them a bit of a feed to keep them happy. In spring time divide large clumps in order to help the plants thrive.
This is another easy plant to maintain. If you go away on holidays over summer, it will be one less plant to be worrying about while you should be enjoying your break!