Vivid green and oddly shaped, this extraordinary flower is still a relative of the familiar florists´ freesia, and is quite a collector's plant. It is found on stony clay and limestone in the north and south western Cape of South Africa, and flowers appear very early from late winter into spring. This curiosity must have a warm, sheltered rock garden or be grown in a pot to be viewed close-up. Oh, and it is pollinated by moths!
Seeds may be sown at any time of the year onto a well-drained compost and covered about 5-10 mm deeply. Keep the pot moist at a temperature of between 18 and 22 degrees C in a well-lit position. Seeds should germinate within 2 to 6 weeks but may take much longer so do not discard the seed tray. Pot on small seedlings into 3 inch or 7cm pots until of a size suitable for final planting into a large pot or outside in warmer countries.
Common name:Anomatheca viridis.
Packet Content:10 (Approx)