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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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., 1998); Conanthera, Cyanella, Tecophilaea (Tecophilaeaceae) with strongly monosymmetric androecium (Simpson & Rudall, 1998).
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.
The collection contains a mixture of jewel-coloured Anemone de Caen - tall, stately Gladioli, the cheery Harlequin Flower (Sparaxis) and elegant Acidanthera.
The collection contains a mixture of jewelcoloured Anemone de Caen - tall, stately Gladioli, the cheery Harlequin Flower (Sparaxis) and elegant Acidanthera.
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 9.95.
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.