Answer: The plant you're looking for is Sparaxis, also known as Harlequin flower or Wandflower. You can plant bulbs in the fall, or sow seeds in the spring. The plants like dry, neutral to alkaline soils and full sunshine. The plants are from South Africa and develop erect, narrow, lance-shaped leaves and spikes bearing shallow, trumpet-shaped flowers of red, orange, purple, pink, or white flowers. Theygfrow 12"-24" tall and can be propagated from off-sets, or allowed to self-sow. Seeds are available from Cyberseeds, PO Box 171102, San Antonio, TX 78217-1102.
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