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Wachendorfia thyrsiflora (100 seeds)


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Wachendorfia thyrsiflora. (marsh butterfly lily, bloodroot, redroot; rooikanol) It is a tall evergreen geophyte (perennial plant with underground buds). The leaves are firm, hairless, entire and broadly sword-shaped, with very distinctive longitudinally pleated leaf blades. The inflorescence is a dense cylindrical panicle of bright golden-yellow flowers on a tall sturdy stalk. Sowing:  Seed is sown in autumn, in deep (minimum 10 cm) trays in any good seedling mix, and kept permanently moist. Seedlings will be ready for transplanting at the beginning of their third season, when they can be potted into individual pots/bags or planted into the garden. Locality: George. Harvest: December 2023