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Leopoldia comosa

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Features

  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Flower ColourViolet blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Leopoldia comosa. This plant is also known with the Latin name of 'Muscari comosum' but is included here since it is often known as 'Leopoldia comosa'. Grows to about 60cm tall and a flower stem supporting both fertile and sterile violet coloured blooms in racemes. 3 to 7 channelled linear leaves.

Origin

N. America, S Europe

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Cultivation

Frost tender. They prefer sunny or part shaded position and fertile well drained soil. Propagate from seed or cuttings in spring.

Propagation

Seed or cuttings in spring

Pests, diseases or disorders

Spider mite and whitefly can be a problem

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