Summer Rainbow Mix

Homeria+ Dichelostemma Homeria sp. + Dichelostemma sp

Summer Rainbow Mix

Homeria+ Dichelostemma Homeria sp. + Dichelostemma sp
A perfect mix of colours!
These lovely summer flowering bulbs come in a fantastic mix of colours, suitable for a sunny border, but look just as lovely in a big planter on your patio or decking. This Summer Rainbox Mix contains homeria and dichelostemma that complement each other very nicely. They will flower for a long time and produce lovely long stemmed flowers suitable for cutting. Homeria is a cute bulb that originated on the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. The unique colours of the flowers will be admired by everyone! Dichelostemma is a pretty North American bulbous plant from the prairies with beautiful flowers. The tubers and bulbs are best kept over the winter in a frost-free area if potted up. They will survive in the garden if the soil drains well and you cover them in a good layer of mulch.
You're going to enjoy this summer!

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How we measure

We measure the diameter of the bulb. A bigger bulb contains more food for longer flowering and a stronger plant.

Specifications+
Bulb circumference: 5 cm
Color: Mix
Delivery type: Supplied as bulb or tuber
Edible: No
Flowering: June - July
Cutting flowers: Yes
Grafted: No
Green stayer: No
Growing Height: 50 - 60 cm
Guarantee: 1 year growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plants: No
Latin name: Homeria+ Dichelostemma Homeria sp. + Dichelostemma sp
Leafs all year: No
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Naturalizing: No
Planting depth: 5 - 8 cm
Planting distance: 10 - 15 cm
Scented: Not Scented
Self polinating: No
Planting+

Plant the Homeria and Dichelostemma bulbs and tubers as soon as possible upon receipt - either in the garden, or a flower pot or window box. Store frost-free until planting, wherever you plant them. Homeria and Dichelostemma will thrive in planters too. Do layer the bottom with grit or hydro-pellets and use only fresh potting compost.

Planting Homeria and Dichelostemma in the garden

Homeria and Dichelostemma are both very striking summer flowering plants for beds and borders. The more you plant, the better the effect. Plant in groups of at least 10 bulbs, or divide 20-50 evenly over your bed or border.

Care+

Homeria and Dichelostemma corms and bulbs can stay where you plant them for years on end. Deadhead regularly to help give the bulbs more energy after flowering. Bakker advises feeding the bulbs after flowering with Bakker's fertiliser for bulbs. This will ensure good flowering the following year. Only cut back the leaves of your homerias and dichelostemas when they have turned yellow.

Keeping Homeria and Dichelostemma over the winter

Cover bulbs and tubers that are planted in the garden, with a good thick layer of straw or leaf litter in the winter. Remove all this (can also be spread around) in the spring when all chance of frost is past. With the proper care, both homeria and dichelostemma will flower again next spring.
Potted bulbs and tubers are not normally frost resistant. Line the pot with bubble wrap before planting (don't forget to leave a hole in the bottom). This will give them an extra bit of insulation for the winter. It is better to store the potted bulbs in a sheltered spot over the winter.
 

Extra+

Dichelostemma flowers appear in early summer. The flowers are borne in nice upward facing clusters on a sturdy stem. Dichelostemma flowers look lovely in a vase! This is a cute bulbous plant that originally grew on the prairies of Western USA. They used to be a delicacy among American 'Indians'! Dichelostemma is classified under Asparagaceae.
Homeria is a cute little corm that originated on the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Homeria varieties have recently been renamed as Moraea but Homeria is the better known name. Homeria/Moraea is classified under Iridaceae.
 

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