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Hesperantha coccinea RED (100 seeds)


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Hesperantha coccinea RED(Iridaceae). Sowing: The old name used to be Schizostylis coccinea. It is a marvellous, water- loving, perennial bulbous plant. It occurs naturally in saturated soils on stream banks growing in full sun. Although the flowers are normally bright red, there are also pink and white forms. Sowing : Seed is sown in spring, 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 : Ex Hort. Date of harvest : June 2017