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A genus of around 13 species of cormous flowering perennials in the Iris family, endemic to South Africa. Their leaves form a flattened fan-shaped tuft and the flowers are open funnel-shaped and in cultivated varieties come in a range of bright multi-colours hence their common name harlequin flower. They are tender and require protection from frost, and are often grown as glasshouse specimens.
How to propagate Sparaxis
Seed or offsets in autumn.
Other uses of Sparaxis
Grown for their loose spikes of flowers, each with 6 unequal petals, a little like a small gladiolus.
Summer Flowering Bulbs
Plant out these flowering bulbs in spring to enjoy their summer performance.Explore all