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Sternbergia candida

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to November
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite

Description

Sternbergia candida. This is a spring-flowering species, which will produce scented, trumpet-shaped, white flowers on a leafless stem. It will grow about 20cm in height, with strap-like upright, greyish-green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

S.W. Turkey

Interest and use

Grown for their large, crocus-like flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They will need a sunny site in well-drained soil, they should be planted against a sunny wall in cool climates. You can propagate by division in the spring or autumn.

Propagation

Division in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to narcissus viruses.

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