Sparaxis 'Mixed'
Sparaxis 'Mixed'

Sparaxis 'Mixed'

"Harlequin flower"

Sparaxis 'Mixed'

25 bulbs — £2.75

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
You can expect your order in March 2023

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Description

It’s not hard to understand why the sparaxis is also known as Harlequin Flower. Its bright mix of contrasting colours and the designs these colours make on the blooms give its flowers the feel of the harlequins who dressed in very colourful and geometrically-patterned costumes and donned masks for their comic performances in days gone by. The small sparaxis flowers, which bloom in orange, white and cerise, also don a mask of sorts in the centre of their flowers. It too has a very graphic pattern, with heart shaped yellow shapes superimposed on a spiky black background.

Gracy says:
"These small sparaxis comedians (the plant only grows to under a foot or 30 cm tall) always make me smile!"

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Drought tolerant

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Sparaxis tricolor

  • Flower colour

    Red, orange, pink, white, peach, coral

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    5/+

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Pots
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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