Sparaxis Tricolour is an unbelievable range of colours from yellow through to crimson and deep oranges. They are also known as the Harlequin flower. S. tricolor is a cormous perennial with narrow, upright leaves to 30cm long. In spring and early summer it produces stems, to about 45cm, bearing small clusters of red, orange or purple, widely-funnel-shaped flowers with yellow centres surrounded by black or dark red marks
Sparaxis tricolour are easy to grow when planted in a sunny position and are ideal for growing in the rockery. They are also suited for borders and in free draining soil can be left undisturbed for many years. Cultivate soils to a depth of 15cms and plant bulbs 5-8cms deep and 5cms apart in groups of 10 or more for the best effect. Ensure soils remain moist but do not over water until the shoots appear. Add bonemeal or root grow when planting.
Flowering height; 8-10″ (20-25cm)
Flowering time: July
Aspect: Grow in a sunny position in the garden, will be ok in partial shade.
Soil: Well drained soils that do not get waterlogged.
Remove spent flower stems and allow foliage to die down naturally.
Pests and disease, this variety is generally problem free.
New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September onwards.