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Micranthus junceus (100 seeds)


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Micranthus junceus. It is a cormous perennial reaching heights from 25 cm to 45 cm. It is a member of the Iridaceae family, the genus consisting of three species, all found in the fynbos. The leaves are quill-like or terete (cylindrical) and hollow. The plant produces a dense two-ranked spike of neatly aligned, small blue flowers in spring and summer. 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: Higlands. Harvest: December 2023