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Colour

Height (cm)

Flowers

June-August

Pack sizes

1 bulb, 18 bulbs, 3 bulbs, 9 bulbs

Sprekelia Formosissima

£3.50£48.00

Description

Sprekelia ‘Formosissima’  Half hardy.  Perennial.    Suitable for a sunny border or in cool areas as a houseplant. The spectacular flower is six inches in size and resembles that of an orchid, borne on a 18 inch stem, The petals that make up the flower are a velvety crimson with a green throat.    A must have for all those who like growing plants, one for the collection!.

Native habitat: Mexico and Guatemala.Top Size Bulbs, 16/18 up

Additional information

Colour

Height (cm)

Flowers

June-August

Pack sizes

1 bulb, 18 bulbs, 3 bulbs, 9 bulbs

Planting Guide

Plant: April with 5 cm soil on top of the bulb.   Spacing 20 cm.    Flowers June.     Height 30-40 cm.

Tender. Perennial.   Best grown in pots, indoors or in the greenhouse.   If growing outdoors,  find an open sunny spot with well-drained soil and mulch over in the winter.  For growing in pots use a potting compost,  John Innes No. 2 or 3.      After flowering attractive strap grey green foliage will appear and last through to winter.

Propagation: Remove bulblets in spring.

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