Common name: Tritonia bakeri ssp lilacina
Plant Classification: Hardy shrub Half hardy bulb Hardy perennial
Minimum Height: 15 cm
Maximum Height: 30 cm
A beautiful South African iris relative, with short, sharp spikes of buds which open into flared, pink, starry flowers in spring. On a dry, warm bank or rock garden, these plants will naturalise, but may be better grown in a pot where you can admire them at close quarters.
Sowing advice: Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination. Many species will only germinate in the spring after a good chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on seedlings in small pots until big enough to be potted on or planted out into the open ground in a well-drained spot that does not freeze in winter. They will also do well in sharply draining compost in a pot.
$4.16 / packet