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Commonly known as Sword lily
Genus of about 180 species of cormous perennials from rocky slopes, seasonally dry grasslands and marshy areas mainly in South Africa, but also from the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, northwestern and eastern Africa, Madagascar and western Asia.
The colourful, showy spikes have been developed into over 10,000 hybrids and cultivars.
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - cormous perennial.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for their spikes of funnel-shaped flowers.
Pests & Diseases - slugs, thrips, aphids, grey mould (Botrytis).
Place of origin - Mediterranean, Africa and western Asia
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
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