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Harlequin Flower or Sparaxis

Harlequin Flower

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.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:35 AM
Keywords: Harlequin Flower or Sparaxis, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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