Tritonia deusta (Aiton) Ker Gawl.

Copper-colour Tritonia, Flame Freesia

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Tritonia

Category: Bulb

Size: To 8" tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Orange flowers with a yellow center, star-shaped, with a dark spot or stripe on the outer segments. Blooms in spring. Drought tolerant once established. Linear leaves.

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Published in Bot. Mag. 17: 622 in 1803.

Basionym Ixia deusta Aiton

Synonym Ixia crocata var. nigra maculata Andrews - see information from Bot. Repos.

Other synonyms listed in Bot. Mag.:

[plant//IxiaGibb] Salisb.

Introduced in 1774 by F. Masson from the Cape of Good Hope.


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