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Sparaxis elegans

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourOrange red

Description

Sparaxis elegans. This species produces 2 to 5 unbranched stems, The flowers have a yellow tube with vermilion lobes fading to pink. The lobes will have a violet band at their base.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their gaudy flowers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

You can grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil with full sun, you will need to provide shelter from cold winds, You can propagate from seeds.

Propagation

You can propagate by offsets in late summer or by seeds in the autumn.

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