ROMULEA OBSCURA SUBTESTACEA

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Romulea obscura subtestacea

ROMULEA OBSCURA SUBTESTACEA

$3.68 / packet

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Description

Gorgeous flowers, 18 to 25 mm wide, of deep rosy-pink or dark old-rose with small purplish blue or greyish blue blotches, are held on short wiry stems above very narrow wiry leaves. These rare plants, with the desirable habit of self-seeding, resemble the more common and perpetually popular crocus, with which they are apparently in convergent evolution.

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

Height:8-12cm

Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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