If you are looking for a long flowering plant for a container, then Rhodohypoxis could well be the one.
From spring through to summer, lots of bright flowers and good green foliage.
It is a plant that is dormant in winter, however it does make up for it the rest of the year.
Rhodohypoxis stella (pictured right) is a pink flowering form that when mass planted in a container, forms a mass of flowers and green foliage, it looks wonderful from spring through summer.
Growing to only 10cm, Rhodohypoxis are a attractive flowering perennial that grows from a corm or tuber. A very attractive low growing perennial that will quickly spread to form a clump.
Varieties available for sale include Rhodhypoxis baurii and R. deflexa, two of the more popular of this this relatively small genus of 6 species.
Rhodohypoxis baurii has red , pink and white forms and grows well in a container where they can be kept dry during the winter.
- Rhodohypoxis milloides with its pink to red flowers is a species that likes more moisture than others.
- Rhodohypoxis baurii confecta
In damp areas this is the variety to grow, the flowers are pale pink, however it handle moisture better than the species.
- Rhodohypoxis baurii 'goliath'
This is a named cultivar said to have larger flowers than the species.
- Rhodohypoxis deflexa is low growing with small pale pink flowers
All are easy by division of established clumps in early spring as new growth commences.
Where to buy
Rhodohypoxis are available for sale from the following nurseries
BALI-HAI MAIL ORDER NURSERY - phone: 00442828885289
42, Largy Road city: Carnlough, Ballymena
Co.Antrim postcode: BT44 0EZ