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BulbsHerbaceous Perennial

Chasmanthe floribunda var. floribunda

A clump forming perennial with bright-green upright lance-shaped leaves. The stems of the flower spikes are dark purple, holding upright orangey-yellow tubular flowers during the summer months.

Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Orange Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Iridaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming, Columnar upright
Genus

A genus of flowering clump-forming perennials from iris family, endemic to Cape Provinces in South Africa. The plants grow from corms, producing a clump of narrow, lance-shaped leaves. Upright flowering stems carry tubular flowers arranged neatly in two vertical rows

Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

In milder parts of the UK grow in a sunny or semi shade spot, in rich moist but well drained soil. They can over winter outside in very sheltered gardens with free draining soil. But are best lifted or grown in pots for frost prone gardens

Propagation

Propagate from seed in spring or divide established clumps in spring, discarding old or damaged corms

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Gravel garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Patio and container plants
  • Banks and slopes
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back in late winter before the new growth appears

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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