Acidanthera Growing Guide

Planting Acidanthera

  • Plant in spring after the last frost.
  • If you cannot plant your bulbs and perennials right away, store them in a cool, dry, dark location, like a basement.
  • Plant them with the pointy end up in a sunny to semi-shaded area about 13 cm (5 in) deep and 13 to 15 cm (5 to 6 in) apart.
  • Water thoroughly after planting.

Growing Acidanthera

  • Plant in groups which then appear more natural.
  • These bulbs do best in well-drained soil.
  • The advantage of acidanthera is that it blooms after the other summer-flowering bulbs.

Care Acidanthera

  • When in bloom, feel free to cut some flowers for bouquets.
  • Flowers are pleasantly fragrant, so plant them where their fragrance can be appreciated.

Winterizing Acidanthera

  • After flowering, the leaves should be allowed to die down. The leaves will gather sunlight and provide nourishment for next year’s show.
  • You should be able to grow them right up into a USDA zone 4 with no problem outdoors. This is a cold-hardy bulb that does not require any winter protection in colder gardens.