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Tritonia securigera (100 seeds)


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Tritonia securigera. The orange Tritonia and in Afrikaans the tandkalkoentjie (little tooth turkey), grows annually from a corm to heights ranging from 15 cm to 40 cm. The leaves are sword-shaped and may be crisped. 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: Uniondale. Harvest: January 2023