How to Grow Wand Flower

Overview

Wand flower refers to many different types of flowers. However, in this case, wand flower is Sparaxis grandiflora. The wand flower is a pretty spring and summer bulb that is native to South Africa but will grow in many different home gardens given a little bit of care. Wand flowers look lovely in vases and have virtually no pests. Hardy from zones 6 to 10, wand flowers like warmth and a drier climate in which to prosper.

Step 1

Choose a spot in your garden for the wand flowers. They grow well in containers or the ground as long as they have rich well-drained soil and sun. They can handle partial shade.

Step 2

Plant your wand flowers in the early spring, after the last frost. Dig a hole about 3- to 4-inches deep and 2 inches in diameter. Place the bulb in the hole, and cover loosely with soil.

Step 3

Water the wand flower bulbs daily for five minutes each watering. Be sure to keep the soil moist until the bulbs sprout. After that, water them every other day for 5 minutes a watering. Water them once a week for 5 minutes each watering during the fall and winter when they are dormant .

Tips and Warnings

  • Wand flowers are not drought tolerant, so be sure to keep them watered regularly.

Things You'll Need

  • Full sun
  • Well-drained soil

References

  • Plant Care: Wand Flower

Who Can Help

  • Wand Flower Guide
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Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer and contributing editor for many online publications. She has been writing professionally since 2008 and her interests are travel, gardening, sewing and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Johnson taught English in Japan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.