HESPERANTHA HUTTONII

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HESPERANTHA HUTTONII

$3.82 / packet

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Description

From the South African mountains comes this quite exquisite bulbous flower. Rarely seen in the wild or cultivation, it displays spikes of shell pink flowers in mid to late summer after which the long, strap-shaped leaves die away to a resting bulb underground. In a warm, well drained site, it will , if you are fortunate, self-seed, and will otherwise slowly increase naturally underground. In a pot though, it will be safe from the elements regardless of your location.

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:Iridaceae

Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial

Height:20-30cm

Packet Content:8 (Approx)

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