Rhodohypoxis baurii

Rhodohypoxis baurii

Red star

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Rhodohypoxis baurii
  • Common name: Red star
  • Family: Hypoxidaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Native to South Africa, Rhodohypoxis are small, clump-forming, bulbous perennials. They bear single, star-shaped flowers in white, pink, red or purple, over tufts of grass-like, hairy leaves. Ideal for growing as ground cover in sun, they’re also suitable for growing in containers or granite troughs for alpine displays.

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Rhodohypoxis baurii has eye-catching fuchsia coloured flowers that open throughout summer and into autumn, held just above hairy green leaves. Plant corms 4cm deep in well-drained, humus-rich, neutral to acidic soil. Deadhead spent blooms of Rhodohypoxis baurii to prolong flowering and mulch with leaf mould in autumn. Plants may need protection or lifting in winter.

How to grow Rhodohypoxis baurii

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Rhodohypoxis baurii and wildlife

Rhodohypoxis baurii has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rhodohypoxis baurii poisonous?

Rhodohypoxis baurii has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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