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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Habranthus genus. There are about 10 species in this genus. They have strap-shaped to linear leaves and will produce crocus-like blooms; they will flower from mid-summer to late autumn. In late winter the plants will die back but they are rarely completely dormant and will resent dry storage. Frost to half hardy. They need a sheltered, sunny site and fertile soil that is well supplied with moisture in growing season.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous or Evergreens

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Grown for its funnel-shaped flowers.

Propagation

By seed or by offsets in spring.

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