Ferraria crispa
Ferraria crispa
Ferraria crispa
Ferraria crispa
Ferraria crispa

Ferraria crispa

"Starfish iris"

Ferraria crispa

2 bulbs — £6.65

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Description

Ferraria crispa is an unusual addition to UK gardens – but one that can grow, thrive, and be productive of many a double-take “What is that?” moments. Also known as the Starfish Iris, this South African plant isn’t just for lovers of the unusual for its own sake. The blooms are absolutely amazing! They’re all decked in black and white as if headed for a smart cocktail party or ball, and the petals are edged with ruffles that would make a clothing designer drool!

Give these Ferraria crispa a stand-out spot in your garden – raised rockeries in full sun are ideal – or plant them in six to eight-inch (15-20cm) pots for a fabulous table decoration when in bloom.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • May need winter cover

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Ferraria crispa

  • Flower colour

    Yellow, brown

  • Bulb size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Gravel gardens
    Exotic gardens
    Greenhouse

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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