(10 per bag)
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Plant 5" apart
Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun / Shade
Bags of 10
Acidanthera with its upright, sword-like foliage blooms in late summer to early fall. Fragrant flowers open when many other perennials are beginning their winter decline. Many common names are associated with this summer-blooming bulb in the Gladiolus family: Peacock Lily, Abyssinian Gladiolus, Sword Lily and Gladiolus murielae. Well suited to container growing. Acidanthera will only last one year (except in zones 7-10) but can be lifted and stored over the winter in colder zones. Here are Instructions for doing that. Our Acidanthera are guaranteed to reach you in good condition and to grow, but our guarantee does not cover winter losses.
Hardy in Zones 7-10. Acidanthera should be grown in full sun with warm, well-drained soil. With clay soil, amend or grow Acidanthera in containers. Acidanthera can be started indoors four to six weeks before the frost-free outdoor planting date if desired, then transferred outside when danger of frost has subsided - around the same time you plant your tomatoes. In containers, plant the corms a little closer approximately 3” apart. Plant large corms 5” apart and 5-6” deep, smaller corms 4” deep. Acidanthera will return next year in zones 7-10, but corms can be lifted, overwintered, and replanted in zones 3-6 by following these Instructions. Allow the foliage to yellow before cutting it back.
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We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.