|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
|Plant Height:||6 to 12 inches in full sun.|
|Plant Spread:||9 to 12 inches at maturity.|
|Leaves:||Other: Usually summer dormant.
|Flower Color:||Other: White with swirls of red on the underside of petals. Giving the impression of a candy cane when bloom is closed.
|Flower Time:||Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Early spring to late summer. The time of flowering will depend on the weather conditions in your local area.
|Suitable Locations:||Alpine Gardening
Suitable as Annual
|Toxicity:||Other: All plants containing oxalic acid can be toxic to humans if enough is ingested.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
Other: Rhizomes and tubers
|Containers:||Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
We made it! Winter is over and it's springtime! Let's celebrate with a special week dedicated to these beautiful bulbs that brighten our gardens every spring, and we open that week with a look at the most popular of these plants.
|Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Feb 19, 2012 3:00 PM
Native to flats and slopes in the southwestern region of the Western Cape, growing in low-lying, wet areas in fields
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