Wand Flower (Sparaxis tricolor)

Wand Flower (Sparaxis tricolor) - Garden Basics - Flower - Perennial

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Plant Information Type: perennial/bulb
Propagation: bulbs
Light: full sun
Flower Color: orange, red, copper, white, cerise and yellow shades
Bloom Time: spring, summer
Height:1 foot
Width: 3 inches
Soil Requirements: neutral pH, well-drained, rich
Zones: 6-10
Uses: border, bed, cut flowers, rock garden, containers.

This rugged flower is grown in the warmer regions of the country, especially where summers are dry. They feature brilliantly colored blooms with bright yellow centers ringed with dark brown. Many flowers are bi-colored or tri-colored. All do well in pots and they are a cutting bed favorite. Wand flowers like a fertile soil that is somewhat sandy and full sun, but they are not drought tolerant. A Southern exposure is preferred. 'Telecote' is the cultivar. pictured.

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