Touchstone Garden Centre
Hours of Trade
Monday to Saturday
9am to 5pm
Sunday 9am to 4pm
Closed Xmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year Day, Easter Friday, Anzac morning
129A Ormond Road, Gisborne

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Cultural Requirements

  • Plant in full sun
  • Good drainage is essential
  • Improve soil drainage by – raised beds – addition of coarse sand
  • Add Organic Compost and General Garden Food  to soil prior to planting
  • As foliage comes through soil , and as flower buds form, feed regularly with a liquid food such as Yates Thrive, or Nitrosol
  • Plant the corm with the claws facing down, 5cm deep, 15cm apart
  • Plant in groups for best effect, or if in rows, plant 3-4 corms wide
  • Start planting Jan through to May to provide a succession of flowers
  • Lift corms once foliage turns yellow and store in a dry airy place until next season
  • Can be grown in pots and containers, using Potting Mix or Outdoor container mix

 Pests and Diseases

  • No major problems – however, corms will rot or give poor germination if soil does not drain freely and remains water logged. Under wet conditions flowers will be small and less prolific.


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