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Sparaxis or Harlequins (Sparaxis spp.) are the ultimate easy care spring flowering bulb. They provide happy blooms that come in an array of colours from orange, pink to white. The best thing is that they require little care once planted. Perfect for boarders or in pots and great for the beginner bulb grower! 


How to grow sparaxis in a garden

  1. Choose a well drained spot in the garden that attracts full sun to part shade.
  2. Enrich the soil with some compost and Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting.
  3. Place the bulb directly where the plant is to grow at a depth of 5cm.
  4. Space 10 cm apart.  Water sparingly initially after planting.
  5. Start watering once shoots start to appear, and feed every 2-3 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food which will bolster the bulbs nutrient supplies for a great flower display.

     
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How to grow sparaxis in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that has adequate drainage holes and place it in a position that gets full sun to part shade.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Place the bulb directly where the plant is to grow at a depth of 5cm.
  4. Space 10 cm apart. Water sparingly initially after planting.
  5. Start watering once shoots start to appear, and feed every 2-3 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food which will bolster the bulbs nutrient supplies for a great flower display.

Growing tips

  • Sparaxis can remain in the soil season after season.  Overtime plants can become overcrowded. Bulbs can be divided after flowering and once the leaves have started to yellow.
  • Use a mass display around garden edging and borders. They reach a maximum height of around 40 cm.

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