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Hesperantha marlothii


Hesperantha marlothii. Iridaceae. This species has three to six creamy fragrant (sweet with a clove component) flowers with a brown or red reverse. The flowers have a recurved tube and bloom on a spike late winter early spring. 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: Quaggafontein. Harvest: November 2023


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