Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Foolproof Flower Gardening ~ #6

Another foolproof flowering performer from South Africa - the sparaxis. Grown from a corm like the ixia, the sparaxis is also planted in autumn and in spring appears with sword like leaves and funnel shaped flowers splotched with color. Sometimes called the Harlequin flower, sparaxis will self propagate, grow in the same spot year after year without lifting during winter and is not attractive to garden pests. It is a long lasting cut flower. Easily grown and a vigorous bloomer, sparaxis will reward your efforts for years to come.

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