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Romulea

Romulea spp.

Romulea rosea - Schlechter ex Beguinot Rondebosch common by Andrew massyn (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Romulea Overview

    Genus consisting of roughly 109 cormous perennials which produce funnel-shaped, 6-petalled blooms that resemble flowers from the genus Crocus. These typically open in the middle of the day and close during the evening and are normally coloured white, pink, red, yellow, purple or blue. This genus originates from a diverse range of habitats in Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean.

    How to propagate Romulea

    Division

    Seed in autumn (or in spring for R.macowanii) or division of clumps.

    Seed

    Special features of Romulea

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Romulea

    Grown for their colourful flowers. Ideal for a mid spring display in an alpine house.

    Spring Flowering Bulbs

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