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How to Grow Chlidanthus

Chlidanthus

Position – Full sun

Soil – Well-drained

Flowering Period – Late summer

Hardiness –  Half hardy

About Chlidanthus


Chlidanthus are large spherical bulbs that originate from South America, namely the Andes Mountains. Their botanical name derives from the Greek word meaning ‘delicate flower’. Huge funnel-shaped and often fragrant blooms with flaring petals can stretch up to 10cm (4”) in width and height. They produce bold and vivid colour upon tall stems and long, strap-shaped foliage during late summer. They make a fantastic addition to pots, within an informal garden setting or in containers within the home. You should expect to see Chlidanthus grow to an approximate height and spread of 25-30cm (10-12”).

How to plant Chlidanthus


Chlidanthus are best planted in well-drained soil with an additional mixture of sand to provide drainage. They are best planted in clusters to create bright splashes of colour and should be displayed in a light and airy environment indoors or in a sheltered position of full sun outdoors with protection from low overnight temperatures.

How to care for Chlidanthus


Throughout the summer, Chlidanthus require a moderate watering schedule, allowing the soil to dry out between applications. Feed your plants on a fortnightly basis whilst in active growth with a standard liquid fertiliser. Chlidanthus will need protection from colder climates and bulbs should be removed and stored in a cool environment over winter.

How to propagate Chlidanthus


It is possible to propagate Chlidanthus by removing offsets during the spring.

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