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Soldier Boys

Botanical name: Lachenalia Quadricolour and 'Aurea'
Family: Liliaceae
Plant/bulb type: True bulb
Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn
Height: Quadricolour: 10-20cm. Aurea:15-20cm.
Depth & spacing: 4-5cm deep & apart.
Aspect: Full sun to light shade.
Soil: Well draining.
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: Top dress with a complete fertiliser each Autumn. Eg: Blood & Bone.
Flowering time: Early Spring
After flowering care: Leave these bulbs undisturbed to naturalise.
Climates: Cool to subtropical.
Comments: Bright, colourful and easy to grow. Ideal in drifts, pots and pockets.
They combine beautifully with the vivid blue of Grape Hyacinths.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:42 AM
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