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Tritonia crocata

Tritonia crocata is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. They also call it Flame Freesia, or Flaming Freesia. It is a cormous perennial plant. Tritonia crocata has sword-shaped leaves. The orange flowers are cup-shaped and have yellow marks on the lower lobes. They grow on spikes in spring, usually in May. It is native to South Africa. It grows to 30cm or 12in tall.

Tritonia crocata
Tritonia crocata at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

How to grow Tritonia crocata:

Grow Tritonia crocata in the sun. Plant it in rich and moist but well-drained soil. Propagate it by seed or offsets. It is generally disease-free and pest-free. It is also a good container flower. Watch out for aphids and mites.

Tritonia crocata
Tritonia crocata

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