A striking late flowering Lachenalia. Creamy white blooms with a lovely burgundy brown edging to each bloom. Lightly fragrant.
- HEIGHT: 25cm
- WIDTH: 10cm
- SUPPLIED AS: Dormant Bullb
- BOTANICAL NAME : Lachenalia contaminata
- PLANT DEPTH: 5cm
- PLANT SPACING: 5-10cm
- PLANTING WINDOW: March - May
- FLOWERING TIME: October
- GROWING ZONES: Vic, SA, TAS, NSW ex Sub tropics, QLD cool regions.
- CUT FLOWER: No
- FRAGRANT: Slight
Lachenalia are hardy family of bulbs that thrive in a full sun, to partly shaded position, but should be protected from frost.
Prepare your beds to a depth of 20cm, making sure the soil is light and fluffy. Plant the root laying horizontal at a depth of 5cm. Allow 5-10cm between each root, however a less full result can be achieved if you choose to plant further apart.
If growing your Lachenalia in a pot, select a high quality potting mix that is free draining. Some gravel in the base of the pot will assist with any drainage issues. Ensure the plant is well fed and watered right up until dormancy.
Lachenalia DO NOT require refrigeration. Feed your plants as they come into bloom, and make sure you leave the foliage to fully die down - this feeds and grows NEXT year's flower.