CALOGHORTUS

P. The Mariposa lily, as this is popularly named, is very attractive, with yellow, lilac or rose flowers, some with striking blotches. It grows to about 18 in. but is a difficult plant, demanding a very warm soil. It is tulip-like in character and should be planted in autumn, 3 in. deep in a bed of leaf mould and sand, placed in a sunny position and built up above surrounding level to secure drainage. Weather through winter by straw covering. After flowering in June-July store till October and then replant. Increase by offsets when the bulbs are lifted.

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