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Harlequin flower

Sparaxis tricolor

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Harlequin flower is a plant which belongs to the Sparaxis genus. The origin of this plant's scientific name epithet (tricolor) means 'in three colours'.

A type of flower, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+).

Harlequin flower is known for growing to a height of approximately 11.7 inches (that's 30.0 cm in metric).

Be aware that Harlequin flower typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Harlequin flower have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Harlequin flower

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Harlequin flower likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Harlequin flower is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors.

See our list of companion Plants for Harlequin flower to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Harlequin flower from seed

Ensure a distance of 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 1.95 inches (5.0 cm).

Transplanting Harlequin flower

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Harlequin flower is a tender plant.

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Harlequin flower Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin tricolor meaning “in three colours”

Other names for Harlequin flower

Wand flower, Sparaxis

Sparaxis tricolor (Schneev.) Ker Gawl.

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