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(Harlequin Flower)

Members of the genus Sparaxis are tender, herbaceous, summer-dormant perennials that grow from fibrous-coated corms. Fifteen species are currently recognized, all native to the Southwest Cape or western Karoo regions of South Africa. In the wild they typically inhabit clay-soil scrublands known as renosterveld. In gardens Sparaxis species and hybrids are grown for their sprays of colorful flowers that open in late winter or spring.

These members of the Iris family produce clumps...

Sparaxis bulbifera is a tender, summer-dormant, herbaceous perennial grown for its early-season display of white to creamy-yellow blooms. It is native to sandy, seasonally damp habitats in the Southwest Cape region of South Africa.

This member of the Iris family produces fans of slender, sword-shaped leaves that appear in late fall or winter and wither away in spring. Compact, few-flowered spikes of 1.75-inch-wide (4.5-cm), ivory-white blooms appear in late winter or spring. The blooms...

Sparaxis fragrans is a tender, summer-dormant herbaceous perennial grown for its early yellow flowers. It is native to clay-soil scrublands ("renosterveld") in the Southwest Cape region of South Africa.

This member of the Iris family produces fans of slender, sword-shaped leaves that appear in late fall or winter and wither away in spring. Compact, few-flowered spikes of 1.2-inch-wide (3-cm), sour-scented flowers appear in late winter or early spring. The buff to bright-yellow blooms...

Sparaxis grandiflora is a tender, summer-dormant herbaceous perennial grown for its early-season display of large showy blooms. It is native to clay-soil scrublands ("renosterveld") in the West Cape region of South Africa.

This member of the Iris family produces fans of slender, sword-shaped leaves that appear in late fall or winter and wither away in spring. Compact, few-flowered spikes of 2-inch-wide (5-cm) flowers appear in late winter or spring. The yellow, plum-red, violet, cream,...

The cultivar 'Lady Buttercup' is grown for its compact spikes of soft-yellow flowers.

This member of the Iris family produces fans of slender, sword-shaped leaves that arise from small round corms. Compact, few-flowered spikes of relatively large pastel-yellow flowers appear in spring. The blooms are funnel-shaped with six wide-flaring lobes. Spring-planted corms bloom in early summer.

Sparaxis are tender, herbaceous, summer-dormant perennials that grow from fibrous-coated corms....

Image of Sparaxis tricolor photo by: International Flower Bulb Centre

International Flower Bulb Centre

(Harlequin Flower)

This beautiful little herbaceous perennial from the western cape of South Africa brings spring color to mild-climate gardens. In late winter or spring fans of sword-shaped leaves resembling those of freesia or iris arise from a small bulb-like corm. Few-flowered spikes of relatively large marigold-orange flowers with bright yellow, maroon-edged eyes appear in late spring and early summer. The broadly funnel-shaped, upfacing blooms are borne on wiry calf-high stalks, with up to five stalks per corm....