Harlequin Flower Mix (Sparaxis)

Harlequin Flower Mix (Sparaxis tricolor) charms everyone who sees it with its bright, cheerful blossoms in shades of orange, pink, reds, and white. Harlequin Flower (also known as Wandflower) is an easy-to-grow, sun-loving plant that showers the garden with early to mid-summer color. Plant bulbs in groups of 9-12 for the full-color effect. Long lasting cut flowers too.
Zones3 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size10-12" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer
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SizeBag of 25
SKUHC008725

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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$8.99
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SKU
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Harlequin Flower Mix (Sparaxis tricolor) welcomes summer with a jewel tone display of colorful flowers. In shades of lavender, red, orange, white and yellow, the throats are bright yellow etched in black, giving it its common name. Also known as Wandflower, Harlequin Flowers are grown from corms, and each corm produces loose spikes of up to 5 star-shaped 2" flowers. A South African native, it’s hardy in zones 9-10 and 7-8 with some winter protection. It naturalizes well and will spread over the years to form a richly colored mat. In cooler zones, many grow it as an annual, or lift the corms and save in a frost-free place. Happy in full sun, plant it along borders, in a rock garden, or anyplace its bright, unusual flowers can be appreciated. Drought tolerant, water freely during flower growth, but it’s not fussy and will do well with minimal care. Sparaxis flowers make lovely cut flowers as well. After flowering, cut back stems and let the foliage die back naturally. 6-12" tall x 3-5" wide.
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SKUHC008725
Common Name
Harlequin Flower Mix (Sparaxis)
Botanical Name
Sparaxis Tricolor Mix
Item Package Size
Bag of 25
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Flower Color
Mixed
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
5 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 2-3" deep
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Type
Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Easy to Grow, Containers
Additional Information
Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit Of Measure
Bulb
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 22nd, 2019
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