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Hesperantha radiata ssp. caricina (100 seeds)


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Hesperantha radiata ssp. caricina. Cormous geophyte up to 40cm. Leaves short, linear, fleshy. Flowers nodding, the tepals are reflexed (curled back), white to cream, outer tepals red to brown on the outside; perianth tube curved in the upper third, 10-18mm long; bracts green or sub-membranous. Flowers open in the early evening and are sweetly scented. 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: Grabouw. Harvest: February 2024