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Codonorhiza corymbosa (Lapeirousia corymbosa)


Codonorhiza corymbosa (Lapeirousia corymbosa) (Iridaceae) It grows to a height of 50-150 mm. The stems are flattened and have distinct, leaf-like bracts with crisped margins. The flowers are pale to deep blue with a white central star and are borne on a much-branched stalk in a flat-topped cluster. 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: Somerset West. Harvest: May 2023


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