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Sparaxis (any variety) (Harlequin flower (any variety))

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2 hours care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sparaxis (any variety)

Other names

Harlequin flower (any variety)

Genus

Sparaxis Sparaxis

Variety or Cultivar

Sparaxis (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Sparaxis (Harlequin flower), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Sparaxis (any variety) are tender, clump-forming, deciduous, cormous perennials with upright, narrowly lance-shaped, sickle-shaped, or sword-shaped, green leaves and, in spring or summer, yellow-centred flowers in shades of red, orange, pink, or white.


Sparaxis (any variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

Orange, White, Red, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Remove spent flower stems. Do not cut back leaves until they have completely died back.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Sparaxis (any variety) (Harlequin flower (any variety)) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Under glass, plant 20cm deep in autumn in pots of loam-based compost with sand & leaf mould. Grow in full light, shaded from hot sun. Water sparingly in growth, keep dry in winter. Outdoors in frost-free areas, plant in late autumn in well-drained soil in sun. Mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Sparaxis (any variety)

Other names

Harlequin flower (any variety)

Genus

Sparaxis Sparaxis

Variety or Cultivar

Sparaxis (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Sparaxis (Harlequin flower), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Sparaxis (any variety) are tender, clump-forming, deciduous, cormous perennials with upright, narrowly lance-shaped, sickle-shaped, or sword-shaped, green leaves and, in spring or summer, yellow-centred flowers in shades of red, orange, pink, or white.

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Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Orange, White, Red, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Remove spent flower stems. Do not cut back leaves until they have completely died back.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sparaxis (any variety) (Harlequin flower (any variety)) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Under glass, plant 20cm deep in autumn in pots of loam-based compost with sand & leaf mould. Grow in full light, shaded from hot sun. Water sparingly in growth, keep dry in winter. Outdoors in frost-free areas, plant in late autumn in well-drained soil in sun. Mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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