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Ferraria crispa

Ferraria crispa

4 flowers at the same time.

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I’ve never seen or heard of this. It’s beautiful. It reminds me of a toad Lily.

2 Mar, 2024


This is a highly fragrant flower. To me it smells like honey and only lasts a day, but has a lot of flowers. It is in the South African Iridaceae family and is easy from seed sown in the fall and kept cool but not frosty.

3 Mar, 2024


Thank you x

3 Mar, 2024


Looks and sounds lovely!!! Pity it only lasts a day, Wylie.

3 Mar, 2024


It is a beauty, yes similar to a toad lily Karen.

6 Mar, 2024


The Ferraria have that frilly edge. I started a couple other species this year, so there should be results in a few years.

6 Mar, 2024


Looks lovely, Wylie! I'd never heard of it before either. Does it take long to flower from seed?

8 Mar, 2024


It takes about 3 years from seed. This year I started F. ferrariola and F. uncinata. It takes cool, fluctuating temperatures in the fall to germinate.

9 Mar, 2024


Thanks for explaining that, Wylie! 👍

10 Mar, 2024

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