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Hesperoxiphion herrerae

Botanical Name: Hesperoxiphion herrerae (added by Felipe Orrego, 30-NOV-08)

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General Description:

Leafs look like a tigridia, flower like a hairy iris (Felipe Orrego, 30-NOV-08)

Distinguishing Features:

Flowers a lot, during most of summer. short lived flowers (Felipe Orrego, 30-NOV-08)

Preferred Habitat:

Well drained and sunny (Felipe Orrego, 30-NOV-08)


Zones 8 to 10. up to 3000 Mts above sea level. (Felipe Orrego, 30-NOV-08)

Native Range:

Peruvian plateau, near Cuzco (Felipe Orrego, 30-NOV-08)

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Commercial Availability:

Rare (Felipe Orrego, 30-NOV-08)

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Additional Comments:

Easy to grow from seed. capsules look like a tigridia as well (Felipe Orrego, 30-NOV-08)

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