A magnificent garden perennial producing flaming, tubular flower spikes 75 cm (30″) high in shades of red, orange and yellow. Stunning! Forms an enlarged rhizome when established which may be divided and transplanted. While this specie is native to South Africa, it is hardy to Zone 5 with winter protection.
How to Grow
320 seed/gram. For spring transplants, sow seed indoors in a soil-less mix in early April. Germinate in 15-25 days at 24-27 C (75-80 F) temperature range – be patient as some seed germinates readily while other seed can keep you waiting. After germination, grow on under lights at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside to a sunny spot after the danger of frost has passed. Direct garden sowing is best from mid to late June. Tritoma prefer well drained, warm soils.