Also known as
Spiloxene, Golden Star, Sterretjie, Kaapse Sterretjie (Afr.), Vleiblommetjie, Vlei-Uintjie, Watersterblom, Watersterretjie
This plant has no fragrance
Cape Star Overview
Cape stars are spring flowering corms. Generally, they are sun-loving, so the flowers remain closed if conditions are cold or wet, often for several days at a time, until the weather improves. Even on warm, sunny days, the flowers open for only a few hours, usual midday between 11 am and 4 pm. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Western Cape.
Common problems with Cape Star
Generally problem free.
How to harvest Cape Star
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Cape Star
Divide corms in the dormant season and replant with first winter rains.
Sow seed in Autumn and keep moist!
Special features of Cape Star
Survive dry summers by staying dormant. Corms regrow after the first winter rains.
Love to grow in wetlands with a dry summer period or on the edges of ponds!
Bright yellow 5 petal flowers.