RHODOHYPOXIS

P. A delightful South African plant for the rockery, still scarcely known to most gardeners.

Rhodohypoxis Baarii has 4 in. narrow, tufted iris-like leaves and rose-red flowers on 2 in. stems from June to August. There is a dark red form of this species. Dulcie is pale pink, and Margaret Rose blush-pink. R. B. platypetala Ruth has rather larger white flowers. A sunny position and light, well-drained soil (preferably lime-free) are essential. Dislikes winter wet. Increase by dividing the rhizomes in late March or early August. Note that rhodohypoxis dislikes dryness at the roots during the summer and it is advisable to work in peat, leaf mould, etc., when planting.

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