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Synnotia variegata

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.08m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourYellow, purple-blue

Description

Synnotia variegata. This is a cormous perennial with oblong basal leaves. In early spring, it will produce hooded, yellow striped, purple-blue flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their loose spikes of flowers, each with 6 unequal petals, a little like a small gladiolus.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Cultivation

Plant in autumn. Dry off after flowering.

Propagation

Seed or offsets in autumn.

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