Tritonia crocata

("Blazing star / Flame freesia / Saffron tritonia")

Tritonia crocata

Tritonias produce nice loose spikes of up to 10 flowers, each 1-2" / 3-5 cm in diameter on slender, graceful branched stems. The rounded upfacing flowers which narrow to a short tube at the base resemble those of freesias. They are long-lasting cutflowers and their vivid soft colors will brighten up any room. Their foliage is narrow and grassy.

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?

Usually mixed: white, soft pink, orange and light red

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

3 in / 8 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

2 in / 5 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

12-18 in / 30-45 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, flower beds, pots & containers and as cutflowers.

Other Popular Varieties

Usually only sold as 'Mixed Colors'.

About the Family

Tritonia Crocata Family

South Africa.

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