Sparaxis tricolor

("Harlequin flower / Wand flower")

Sparaxis tricolor

Sparaxis produce spikes of brightly colored star-shaped flowers (2" / 5 cm in diameter) with narrow, sword-shaped leaves. They bloom for a very long time and are very easy to grow. These very inexpensive bulbs make a colorful splash in a small border or container and are also very suitable as cutflowers.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Early-Mid Summer

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Mix of white, yellow, orange, red and shades of pink. All with patches of contrasting bicolored centers of predominantly yellow

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

2 in / 5 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

3 in / 8 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

10-14 in / 25-35 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?

With a bit of luck, yes.

How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, rock gardens and containers.

Other Popular Varieties

Usually only sold as 'Mixed Colors'.

About the Family

Sparaxis Family

The Cape province of South Africa.

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