Shire Wild Bulbs and Nursery
Iridaceae Tritonia


This genus is made up of about 25 species, most of which are endemic to South Africa. They are popular for their wide range of bright colours, hardiness and reliable flowering habits. Winter growing species enjoy a lot of sun, well-drained growing medium, regular watering during their growing period and must be kept dry during their summer dormancy. Summer rainfall species enjoy a compost-rich medium and also need regular watering during the growing season and a dry dormant period.


Name Tritonia lineata - dark orange Tritonia lineata orange shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Pencilled tritonia
African name isidwi esimpofu (z)
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 50cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers February
Medicinal uses

Used traditionally to treat stomach complaints in babies and heal naval infections of newly born children.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Shade Code

FS -  full sun
SS -  semi shade
S -    shade

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