CONANTHERA BIFOLIA

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CONANTHERA BIFOLIA

$5.35 / packet

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Description

A new, rare and exquisite relative of tecophilaea the "Chilean Crocus", from the Andes and very rarely available. Thin stems produce a succession of early summer flowers carrying reflexed, inky, gentian-blue petals with darker spotted white throats and protruding yellow tongues. It will be best grown in a very gritty soil in an alpine house or trough

Sowing Advice

Sow seeds at any time covering them very thinly with compost or grit, and leaving some of the seed showing, as light can initiate germination, just as in the wild, and leave in a well-lit, warm spot. Sometimes, artificial heat may not be needed, and may prevent germination, as some species will only germinate in the spring after being chilled in the moist seed tray. Grow on in sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground.

Key Facts

Family:Tecophiliaceae

Classification:Half hardy bulb, Hardy bulb, Half hardy perennial, Hardy perennial

Height:15-23cm

Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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