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Chlidanthus Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Chlidanthus genus. This genus includes summer-flowering bulbs, and it is grown for its showy funnel-shaped flowers. They are half hardy and will need a sunny site with well drained soil. You can plant them in an open site in the spring and after flowering. If necessary lift out and dry off for the winter. You can propagate by offsets in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennials, Herbaceous

Origin

Andes of Peru

Interest and use

Grown for its showy, funnel-shaped, fragrance flowers.

Cultivation

Plant in the open in spring and after flowering. If necessary, lift and dry off for winter.

Propagation

Sow seed at 13-18C, remove offsets in spring.

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