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- Flower Details: White, orange, Funnel-shaped. Bowl-shaped. Fragrant.
- Common Names: Flame Freesia, Lined Tritonia, Blazing Star, Montbretia.
- Growing Region: Zones 3 to 10. As a perennial in zones 7 to 10.
- Preferred soil: Needs a well drained soil enriched only with a small amount of fertilizer. In soils that are very wet over Winter, these corms are likely to rot and therefore, corms planted in those conditions should be lifted each Winter.
- Flowers: Spring and/or summer.
- container and rock garden subject, and multiplies rapidly.
Frost tolerances: In very cold climates (ie where the ground actually freezes) these bulbs should be protected by a deep mulch
Botanical Name: Tritonia crocata
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 25-45cm H x 8-10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 8-10cm Depth: 5cm
Positioning: Full Sun
General Information: Frost hardy. Suitable for all climates except tropical.
Watering: Regular watering is needed, ample water during winter and spring. The plants should remain fairly dry during summer and most of autumn. Water is more important to Tritonia prior to flowering.
Fertilising: Prefers addition of slow release granules to soil prior to planting or fertilize 6 weeks after shoots appear.
Soil: Well drained.
Lifting & Storage: Digging only necessary when clumps become too thick. Dig up after foliage turns yellow.
Pests: Spray for insects and bait snails when buds appear.