Tritonia duesta

Tritonia duesta

A fiery jewel from the Iris family, this petite South African bulb has red orange blossoms that are large (to 2”) for its short stature (10-16” tall when blooming.) Most have a shiny black dot on each alternating tepal. Bloom time is mid-late Spring – March or April here at the nursery. Tritonias return reliably & increase in the garden yearly, so as the years go by you'll have a larger clump & more & more flowers! They also make great cut flowers – I'd keep this one in small bouquets to showcase its great details. Summer dry? Fine! If you irrigate that's fine too. Poor soil is fine as well. Great in pots.

Claire Woods
Propagator

Sun
Low/Avg.water

Perennial
USDA Zones 8-10