Cormous geophyte up to 1m with a straight stem. Leaf single, rarely two, linear, channelled, trailing above; Flowers foetid smelling, yellow to orange or bicoloured, tepal claws forming a wide cup; flowers enclosed in green attenuate spathes.
Grows in the winter rainfall areas of South Africa. The flowers are white with yellow stripes, sometimes blue.
It is a perennial plant producing annual growth up to 45cm tall from a perennial, underground corm.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as food.
Sow the seed thinly so that the young plants can be grown on in the pot without disturbance for their first year. Give an occasional liquid feed to ensure that the plants do not become nutrient deficient.
Price is for 6 seeds
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