Sparaxis (African Harlequin Flower)

Half-hardy bulbous plants, generally cultivated in the border.

They should be planted from September to January, in a rich sandy loam, setting the bulbs 4 in. deep and about 2 in. apart. Protect in the whiter months with a covering of Utter, and in March mulch the surface with decayed cow manure. Increase by offsets treated as bulbs.

Pvlcherrima bears rose-coloured bell-flowers. The flowers appear in September on 4 ft. stems. This variety can also be grown successfully in pots.

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