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Family: Iridaceae
Plant/bulb type: Corm
Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn
Height: 1-1.5m. Flowers appear above foliage.
Depth & spacing: Plant 15-20cm deep and up to 12cm apart because they will eventually develop into bushy clumps of cascading foliage.
Aspect: Full sun. Part shade in warmer climates
Soil: Well draining. Generally hardy. .
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: Late Spring - Summer.
After flowering care: These bulbs require very little care. Leave them to naturalise.
Tolerances: Very hardy & generally self-sufficient. They're also drought tolerant once established.
Climate: Subtropical to Cool.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:44 AM
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