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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Milla genus. These are summer-flowering bulbs, the flowers are funnel or bell-shaped and each comprises of a slender tube with 6 spreading, star-shaped petals at the tip. The leaves are narrow arching and blue-green in colour. They are half hardy and will need a sheltered, sunny position with well drained soil. Propagation is by seeds or offsets in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennials, Fragrants

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their fragrant flowers.

Cultivation

They can be easily grown in any free-draining soil in the sun or morning shade, the corms are hardy in any place where the soil does not freeze to the planting depth of the corm. You can propagate from seed or by dividing established clumps. Plant in spring. Lift bulbs after flowering and partially dry off for winter.

Propagation

Seed or offsets in spring.

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