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Acidanthera Genus

Peacock flower

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Acidanthera genus (Peacock flower). This genus contains plants with star-shaped flowers which are usually white, often fragrant, with dark purple markings at the center, held over strap-shaped leaves, which appear from late summer to early autumn.

Characteristics

Fragrants

Origin

Africa

The name Acidanthera comes from the Greek 'akis' - cup; and 'anthera' - anther.

Interest and use

Ornamental, cut flowers.

Cultivation

They need to be grown in well drained soil and require sun but with moderate shelter.
Plant at a depth of approximately 9cm.

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