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South African and Australian Natives

Ferraria crispa 3 bloom size bulbs


Starfish Iris. Spider Flower.  This is one iris that your neighbors haven't seen!  The star-shaped flowers are velvety brown with yellow markings and elaborately curled petal edges.  During the day, they emit an intense vanilla fragrance.  One of the treasures of South Africa's winter growing region, the spear-like leaves emerge in the fall enclosing a sturdy flower stalk.  The corms produce offsets readily, so it forms a tidy clump fairly quickly.   Dormant during the summer.

(Iridaceae)   3 corms are included with each order. This bulb will ship when dormant from spring through late summer.  If you place an order with other plants when it is still growing, it will ship separately later.  

 

Light: Full sun.

Water: Moderate to heavy requirements provided that the soil is sharply draining.

Soil: Well-drained.

Fertilizer: A slow-release bulb fertilizer is appreciated. 

Hardiness: USDA Zone 9




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