Cape Buttercup (Sparaxis elegans)

Botanical names:
Sparaxis elegans Accepted
Streptanthera cuprea Synonym
Streptanthera elegans Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 6-8 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Red, orange, salmon, or white, with purple center
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Corm
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Cut Flower
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

Cape Buttercup (Sparaxis elegans) Zone 9b

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