Botanical name: Sparaxis Family: Iridaceae Plant/bulb type: Corm Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn Height: 20cm Depth & spacing: 4-5cm deep and 6-10cm apart. Aspect: Full sun to light shade only. Soil: Well drained. Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering. It is ideal to keep bulbs relatively dry whilst dormant. Fertilising: Generally only requires feeding in poor soils (top dress with a complete fertiliser each Autumn. Eg: Blood & Bone.) Flowering time: Mid to Late Spring. After flowering care: Leave in the ground - they'll produce pretty flowers each year. Comments: Generally very easy.
B> Climate:Subtropical to cool.
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