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Colchicum dregei (Androcymbium dregei)


Colchicum dregei (Colchicaceae) Old name was Androcymbium dregei. It is found on sheltered rock outcrops from Namaqualand to the Karoo. It flowers in winter. 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: Tweefontein. Harvest: August 2023


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