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Blazing star

Tritonia spp.

Tritonia crocata 2 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


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Blazing star Overview

A genus of half-hardy bulbous perennials in the Iris family. They originate in Southern and tropical Africa and are popular garden plants because of their unusual fan-arranged sword-shaped leaves and funnel-like flowers that are available in a variety of bright colours. They are frost-tender and do well as pot plants as they can be overwintered in a greenhouse.

How to propagate Blazing star


Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Blazing star

Grown for their spikes of colourful flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Summer Flowering Bulbs

Plant out these flowering bulbs in spring to enjoy their summer performance.

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African Lily

Agapanthus spp.

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Spring Flowering Bulbs

Flowering in spring these bulbs give a beautiful display.

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