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Lachenalia orchioides

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to April
  • Height0.1m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.05m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhitish yellow green
  • Leaf ColourMid green brown

Description

Lachenalia orchioides. A bulbous perennial with 1-2 semi-erect, lance-shaped, mid green dotted brown leaves to 28cm long. In mid winter or mid spring, dense spikes of fragrant whiteish green fading to red flowers are borne. Native to South Africa.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

South 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, Medium, Sandy
  • 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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