Tristagma uniflorum (Lindl.) Traub
Tristagma uniflorum is a perennial with leaves that have a leek-like smell.
Tristagma uniflorum was already described and the name validly published by John Lindley. It was Hamilton Paul Traub, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .
The perennials reach heights of 20 to 30 centimetres.
Tristagma uniflorum is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins.
Flowers and Fruits
Tristagma uniflorum produces solitary light-purple six-stellate flowers from March to May.
The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.
Tristagma uniflorum is native to Uruguay and Argentina and is naturalized in France and Great Britain.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -12Â°C (USDA zone 8).
Suited for rockeries and for beds and borders, as well as suited as cut flowers.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
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