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Red Star, Rosy Posy
Rhodohypoxis baurii

Family: Hypoxidaceae
Genus: Rhodohypoxis (roh-doh-hy-POKS-iss) (Info)
Species: baurii (BOUR-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Canby, Oregon

Tacoma, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 26, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

Rhodohypoxis grows to 10cm and provides good spring colour. It needs well drained soil. Its flowers are either pink white or crimson in colour. pokerboy.

Positive

On Aug 19, 2004, Flyhalf from Exmouth
United Kingdom wrote:

Lovely plant which tries to flower all summer. Hardy in Devon (UK) if given good drainage, particularly in an alpine trough. There are some double forms which are now being introduced which are interesting but not more beautiful, and usually with smaller flowers.

Positive

On Sep 13, 2003, pleb from Plymouth,
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

From the Drakensburg mountains of south Africa, these tuberous-rooted little plants need a warm, sunny place in soil which does not dry out in summer. They can be grown in pots when they must be watered well when in growth and kept almost completely dry in winter. One inch flowers in shades of red, pink and white. Frost hardy if kept reasonably dry in winter.