Sparaxis


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sparaxis

(spəˈræksɪs)
n
(Plants) any plant of the cormous S African genus Sparaxis, esp S. grandiflora and S. tricolor, grown for their dainty spikes of star-shaped purple, red, or orange flowers: family Iridaceae
[New Latin, from Greek sparassein to tear (from the appearance of the spathes)]
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Noun1.Sparaxis - deciduous perennial herbs of South Africa
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Iridaceae, Iridaceae, iris family - large family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbs
Sparaxis tricolor, wandflower - a showy often-cultivated plant with tawny yellow often purple-spotted flowers
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This week's online offer is for 100 Sparaxis Mixed for just PS1.
We're also giving you the chance to stock up on Sparaxis bulbs, which flower into colourful trumpet-shaped flowers.
Other cases with stronger monosymmetry are: Sprekelia (Amaryllidaceae), in which, in addition to mere curvature, the perianth is conspicuously monosymmetric (Vochting, 1886); Haworthia and Chortolirion (Asphodelaceae) with bilabiate perianth (Smith & Van Wyk, 1998); Daubenya with three enlarged petals in basal flowers of the inflorescence, and Lachenalia (Hyacinthaceae) with a bilabiate perianth (Speta, 1998); Melasphaerula, Sparaxis, Chasmanthe and perhaps other Iridaceae-Ixioideae with bilabiate or otherwise monosymmetric perianth (Vogel, 1954; Goldblatt et al.
Lift gladioli and other summer-flowering corms such as ixias and sparaxis as soon as the foliage has been blackened by frost.
BULBS For a stunning blanket of rich colours, textures and shapes, choose from a wide range of bulbs from Allium to Acidanthera, Begonia, Gladioli, Liatris, Oxalis Deppei, Sparaxis, Iris, Lilium, Anemone or Triteleia.
Our brilliant collection consists of 10 gladioli mixed, 30 acidanthera, 30 anemone de caen, and 30 sparaxis mixed.
These include a 150-bulb pack containing 15 gladioli, 50 oxalis, 15 Dutch iris, 20 anemone de caen and 50 sparaxis for pounds 9.
Gladioli and other summer-flowering corms such as ixias and sparaxis, tubers of Tropaeolum tuberosum and half-hardy summer-flowering bulbs including tigridias and chincherinchees should be lifted in autumn, as soon as the foliage has been blackened by frost.
In mild climates (zones 9, 14-17), plant crocuses, daffodils, Dutch irises, freesias, homeria, hyacinths, ixias, Leucojum aestivum, scillas, sparaxis, tritonias, tulips, and watsonias.
Hussey (1976) investigated this phenomenon in some members of bulbous plants included Narcissus, Iris, Amaryllis, Fritillaria, Freesia, Hippeastrum, Gladiolus and Sparaxis and reported that cytokinin application is necessary for in vitro proliferation of storage organs.
Narcissus, daffodil, crocus and any of the South African bulbs -- crinum, ixia, lachenalia, sparaxis, watsonia -- should be planted now.
60 Sparaxis ( Harlequin flower) Star shaped flowers in a mix of glorious colours.