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Babiana mucronata (100 seeds)


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Babiana mucronata. Plants grow from 5 to 18 cm high. Leaves are sword-shaped to lanceolate, pleated, and short hairy with velvety margins. Flowers are pale to dark violet blue arranged in a compact, suberect spike. The lower tepals are white to cream to yellow edged with violet.  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: Piketberg. Harvest: November 2021