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Alpine RockeryHerbaceous Perennial

Rhodohypoxis baurii
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red star

R. baurii is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial to 10cm, with narrowly lanceolate, keeled hairy leaves and solitary star-shaped pink to red flowers 2cm in width

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0–0.1 metre
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Red Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Hypoxidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Rhodohypoxis are small clump-forming herbaceous perennials with tufts of hairy, narrowly lance-shaped leaves and solitary star-shaped, white, pink, red or purple flowers in summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
South Africa

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil in full sun. Protect from excessive winter wet; can be grown in pots in an alpine house

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in pots as soon as ripe or in spring, germinate at 6-12°C. Propagate by division in late autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Prone to glasshouse red spider mite and thrips when grown in an alpine house

Diseases

Generally disease free

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