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Sparaxis Mix

SKU: AM007265
per Bag of 25
Shipping begins the week of March 18th, 2024
Sparaxis Mix, also known as a Harlequin flowers, bring colorful trumpet-shaped blooms with contrasting star-shaped throats to the early summer garden. Use them to create a carpet of jewel-toned color and remember that although they need full sun, they come into bloom before every tree has completely leafed out, so you may have more site choices than you think. Harlequin flowers are fairly easy to grow and at only 10” high, are perfect for borders, rock gardens, and containers. (Sparaxis)
key features
Botanical Name
Sparaxis tricolor
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Hardiness Zone
Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Lift in colder zones
Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer


Sparaxis, also called Harlequin Flower, boasts jewel toned flowers with bright yellow throats, edged in black. The bloom is reminiscent of the Harlequin's collar, hence the common name!

Happy in full sun, plant it along borders, in a rock garden, or anyplace its bright, unusual flowers can be appreciated. Drought tolerant, water freely during flower growth, but it’s not fussy and will do well with minimal care. Sparaxis are cold hardy to zone 9, and will do well with a deep mulch down to zone 7. In colder zones, grow Sparaxis as an annual, or lift the corms before frost and store in a cool, dry place to be replanted in Spring.