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An excellent investment, it can flower for ages, particularly if deadheaded regularly. The first blooms usually emerge in midsummer, but it is not unusual for them still to be appearing well into autumn - long after most plants have started dying back. The flowers are also an interesting colour - a blue-flushed pink with smoky overtones, which makes them very easy to mix with lots of other shades. A cracking plant that is easy to grow.

Ferraria crispa "Spider Iris" ... Being from South Africa this bulb appreciates a summer dry period & is best grown in a pot since it needs good drainage.