Sparaxis grandiflora

Sparaxis grandiflora
Sparaxis grandiflora
Sparaxis grandiflora

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Botanical name: Sparaxis grandiflora

Sparaxis grandiflora subsp. grandiflora, known as the Cape buttercup, is a vibrant geophytic plant native to South Africa’s Tulbagh Valley. It boasts striking plum-red flowers that bloom from late August to early October, attracting monkey beetles which serve as its primary pollinators. Traditionally admired for its beauty, this species thrives in well-drained, slightly acidic soil and full sun to semi-shade conditions. Cultivation is straightforward, with corms planted in autumn and minimal watering required.

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Family: Iridaceae
Type: geophyte
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Flower colour: purple, red
Flowering season: Spring
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