How to Grow Acidanthera
Natives of Ethiopia, acidantheras have adapted themselves admirably to ourand have proved to be strong and rapid growers. From late July into October, Acidanthera bicolor murielae produces a succession of large white fragrant flowers with maroon blotches at their centres. Five or six flowers usually open at one time on each 2 to 3-ft. stem. The foliage resembles that of and for this reason they were once thought to be scented . They are superb for cutting and will last a long time especially when picked in bud.
For the best results the corms should be planted in mid-May about 3 in. deep and about 6 in. apart. They prefer a position in full sun and to be sheltered from the wind. They are resistant to rain and are particularly charming in a bed of mixed summeror in a south-facing border. They like a light well-drained soil and appreciate the addition of or thoroughly decomposed manure.