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Sparaxis galeata (100 seeds)


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Sparaxis galeata. Flowers are short tubed, bilaterally symmetrical and very fragrant (sweetly scented of freesia). Lower tepals are deep yellow, the uppermost grey purple paling towards the margins and the upper laterals are purple fading to cream; the throat is streaked purple and yellow. 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: Nardouwsberg. Harvest: October 2021