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Babiana stricta mauve


Babiana stricta mauve (Iridaceae) baboon flower. It has purple, blue, white or yellow flowers with stems overtopping the leaves and centrally placed dark anthers. The flowers have a lemon scent. They size of the plants are about 15cm heigh and they prefer clay soils. Sowing : Seeds are sown in autumn, in deep pots, seed trays or raised seed beds, in the same medium recommended for adult corms. The seeds should be sown thinly to prevent overcrowding and the development of damping-off fungi, and kept moist by regular watering using a watering can fitted with a fine rose cap. Locality: Piketberg. Harvest: February 2024


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