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Alophia drummondii

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alophia (a-LOW-fee-uh) (Info)
Species: drummondii (drum-AWN-dee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Cypella drummondii
Synonym:Eustylis purpurea
Synonym:Herbertia drummondii
Synonym:Nemastylis purpurea
Synonym:Tigridia purpurea

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Category:
Bulbs
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive bloomoon On Dec 13, 2007, bloomoon from Outer Hobart
Australia (Zone 6a) wrote:

These plants are active Summer growers, and enter dormancy over Winter.
I found better seed germination after 2 winters, that is, more seeds germinated in the 2nd year from sowing.
Easy to grow in warm temperate coastal areas like - Nthn. Sydney.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bastrop, Texas
Beaumont, Texas
Concepcion, Texas
Hallettsville, Texas
Linden, Texas
Longview, Texas
Lufkin, Texas
Woodville, Texas



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