Planting Time: Autumn.
Aspect: Full Sun to part shade.
Soil: Well drained. Richer soils give better quality blooms.
Fertiliser: A complete garden fertiliser or organic.
Depth & Spacing: Plant 10-15cm deep and10- 15cm apart
Watering: Keep moist while growing.
Flowers: Summer, December - March. Flowering time is approx. 90-120 days after planting.
Trouble Shooting: Thrips (appears as streaking/mottling on leaves & flower buds.) Treat with Confidor/Baythriod or a simular product. If left untreated thrips will stop flowers opening and eventually kill the whole plant. Rust is a fungus which appears like groups of rust coloured dots on the leaves. Treat with Mancozeb or a simular product.
Storage: Lift corns once foliage has died. Allow to dry in shade, dust with insecticide to prevent thrips. Store in a cool, dry place.