3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Ithuriel's Spear Overview
This is another versatile, low-growing, bulbous plant for the rockery or woodland garden. It looks exceptionally attractive once planted with other mixed perennial border plants. This species originates from open grasslands that dry up in summer, making it a perfect flowering species to plant in grass meadows.
Common problems with Ithuriel's Spear
Generally not affected by pests and diseases.
How to harvest Ithuriel's Spear
The flowers are perfect for the cut-flower industry as they have beautiful bright flowers that open in succession on tall flower stalks. Harvest the flower stalks just above the ground during the late winter and early spring months.
How to propagate Ithuriel's Spear
Seeds should be sown during autumn in shallow seed trays with good drainage. This is considered to be the easiest method of propagation as they grow faster from seed than division.
Divide large clumps in summer after flower as the plant enters into its dormancy period.
Special features of Ithuriel's Spear
It attracts nectar drinking birds.
Attracts useful insects
Bees and butterflies
This is a water-wise species that only requires additional watering in spring, only if insufficient rain water was received.
Other uses of Ithuriel's Spear
Grown for its flowers.