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Gagea spathacea

Belgian gagea

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Gagea spathacea (Belgian gagea). This is a perennial species with narrow blue-green leaves. The flowers are produced in spikes of yellow-green blooms in mid-spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, N.Africa and Asia

Interest and use

Found in grass and woodland.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in equal loam-based potting compost with full light. When grown outdoors grow in well-drained humus-rich soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn.

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