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Tritoniopsis antholyza (100 seeds)


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Tritoniopsis antholyza. Erect, unbranched, cormous geophyte up to 90cm. Leaves lanceolate to linear, 3-6 veined and usually dry at flowering. Flowers in dense, more or less two-ranked spike arranged spirally, tubular, salmon-pink to red; flower tube 25-30mm long, tepals unequal, dorsal largest, lower tepals often with dark streaks; bracts green or becoming dry. 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: Rooi Els. Harvest: September 2023