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Aristea africana (100 seeds)


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Aristea africana. Rhizomatous geophyte up to 15cm with flattened slender stems, usually much branched. Leaves linear 1.5-4mm wide. Flowers bright blue, solitary at end of each branch; style has 3 fringed stigma lobes; spathes translucent deeply fringed; curled, dark keels. Sowing : Seed is sown in autumn, thinly, in deep (min. 10 cm) seed trays, to allow for root development. The soil medium should be well drained, a recommended mix being 2 parts sand : 2 parts compost : 1 part loam or equal parts sand and compost, and the seeds should be planted 3-4 mm deep, covered with clean sand and kept moist and lightly shaded. Locality: Rooiels. Harvest: April 2023