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Calo­chor­tus venus­tus

Also known as fairy lanterns, Cal­i­for­nian Mari­posa lilies open their pat­terned blooms from early sum­mer. Plant bulbs 3in (8cm) deep and 3in (8cm) apart, in pots of gritty com­post; stems will need sup­port. HxS: 11∕2ftx3in (45x8cm).

Ixia ‘Yel­low Em­peror’

A cheer­ful African corn lily, the dark­cen­tred yel­low flow­ers of which wave on springy stems. Stick to this cul­ti­var or try a pretty mix­ture. Set corms 2in (5cm) apart and 3in (8cm) deep, in 8in (20cm) pots of gritty com­post. HxS: 11∕2ftx3in (45x8cm).

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