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Sternbergia sicula

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.05m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourDeep yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark and light green variegated

Description

Sternbergia sicula. This is a bulbous perennial with narrow, strap-shaped dark green leaves with central grey stripes. The star-shaped deep yellow flowers will bloom in the autumn time.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Herbaceous or Bulb

Origin

Italy, Greece and Islands, W.Turkey

Interest and use

Grown for their large, crocus-like flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • 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

Propagate by division in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to narcissus viruses.

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