Geissorhiza

Geissorhiza spp.

profile iconGeissorhiza aspera Devil's Peak (1)
by Andrew massyn (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Some purple flowers on a Geissorhiza plant
profile iconGeissorhiza aspera Devil's Peak (1)
by Andrew massyn (CC BY-SA 3.0)
1 of 5
Geissorhiza is a South African genus containing around 101 deciduous perennial species in the Iridaceae family. They produce attractive, colourful flowers similar to those in the related genus Gladiolus. There are a range of flower colours including blue, pink, purple, red, yellow, white and combinations. The species Geissorhiza radians is particularly stunning. They grow from corms and make good pot plants

Planning

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand, Loam, Gravel

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Multicoloured, Yellow, White, Red, Purple, Blue, Pink