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.
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