This plant has no fragrance
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Cape Buttercup Overview
Sparaxis are a genus of about 13 species endemic to Cape Province, South Africa. They are spring flowering corms grown for their showy, brightly coloured flowers. They will flower every year provided they get a dry dormant summer time and a wet winter growing time.
Common problems with Cape Buttercup
Generally problem free.
Cape Buttercup Companion Plants
Plant with spring flowers and low-growing shrubs.
How to harvest Cape Buttercup
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Cape Buttercup
Divide corms in the dormant season.
Sow seeds as soon as ripe.
Special features of Cape Buttercup
Attracts useful insects
Bees are attracted to the flowers.
Grow indoors in pots in a bright, sunny spot.
Specially adapted to a dry summer - will regrow as soon as winter rains start.
Plant closely together to make a beautiful show. Move to a shed while dormant.
Other uses of Cape Buttercup
Grown for their gaudy flowers.
Sparaxis elegans is best valued as a garden and indoor ornamental.