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Ferraria

Ferraria spp.

Ferraria uncinata by Amrum (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Ferraria Overview

    This genus consists of about 10 species of spring-flowering corms from South Africa. The flowers are very showy with frilled 3 large, outer petals and 3 small, inner ones they will only last one day and only open in fine weather. They are half hardy, and will require full sun and well drained soil. You can plant in the autumn, and water during the winter and dry off after flowering. You can propagate by division in late summer or by seeds in the autumn.

    How to propagate Ferraria

    Division

    Division in late summer.

    Seed

    Seed in summer.

    Other uses of Ferraria

    Grown for their curious flowers.