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- It's time to changeup or simply extend the flowering season to what garden designer Peter Nixon terms 'warm bulbs.'
- These come from warmer climates such as South Africa and South America, therefore are more suited to a large part of eastern Australia-the 'cool sub trops.' (Cool sub-tropical).
- The other benefits of these spectacular bulbs are that they flower much later and longer; late spring into summer and even autumn.
- When in growth, apply plenty of orchid fertiliser.
- Propagation is super easy; just like for the keikis (baby plantlets) at the ends of canes, and cut of and pot up.
- All of course are in Amaryllidaceae family.
- In the ground, they need superb drainage but not under trees unless the canopy is quite high, say 2-3 metres above the bulb.
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