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Afrosolen schimperi

Synonym(s) Tritonia schimperi; Acidanthera unicolor; Lapeirousia schimperi
Family iridaceae
Life cycle
Flowers white (summer)
Size 12-30"
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Iris relative found in moist soils in much of Africa, producing long-tubed flowers that open in the afternoon and last through the night. Probably near impossible to grow in the ground here on the Texas Gulf Coast, where both the occasional hard freezes and the combination of wet and cold in the winter will not be to its liking, and even the summer heat may stress it. But ever optimistic, I'm giving them a try – three seedlings for now.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '22/'23 exchange. Baggy 70F (80%G, 7-13w)

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