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Lachenalia glaucina

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPale blue purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Lachenalia glaucina. They will produce 25 bell-shaped blooms; they are about 25mm long and usually pale blue to violet and are scented. Tthe leaves are often spotted with purple.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

West Africa

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers and its useful as pot plants and in open borders. Grow in a greenhouse.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You must grow in well-drained, humus-rich soil. They prefer a sunny position and are frost tender, so plant them in pots or window boxes. You can propagated by division in autumn. They like a sunny position and lots of water until the foliage begins to die off. They need to be kept dry when dormant; they may need lifting in areas with high summer rainfall.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or freely produced offsets.

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