Lapeirousia
Lapeirousia azurea

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lapeirousia (la-pay-ROO-see-uh) (Info)
Species: azurea (a-ZOOR-ee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Deciduous

Provides winter interest

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 6, 2010, bloomoon from Outer Hobart
Australia (Zone 6a) wrote:

One needs to start these from seeds, as mature corms are rarely if ever seen for sale. The plants grow well in a frost free temperate zone, with a fairly open sandy loam and a sunny aspect.
It takes about 3 years to reach flowering, and the plants go dormant over Summer, so its advised to raise the corms from seed in pots and plant them out at the start of the 3rd season.
They need no lifting or watering when dormant. I just grow some light herby plants like bedding Lobelia over them in Summer, they like it dryish over Summer i suspect.
The seeds needs cold Autumn and winter rains to germinate.