ROMULEA NIVALIS

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ROMULEA NIVALIS

$4.49 / packet

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Description

Pale lilac, delicately pencilled flowers with a yellow centre, one to three per stem, open as soon as the snow melts at high elevations in its home in Syria, Lebanon and Israel. The upright growth and delicate, diminutive flowers are two of the distinctive features of this rare gem. It will do best in a pot in the alpine house or maybe a well-drained scree outside. Few seeds collected.

Sowing Advice

Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.

Key Facts

Family:Iridaceae

Classification:Half hardy bulb, Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial

Height:5-8cm

Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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