Bessera elegans

When this first emerges, you think – yes so what – until the perfect, Fabergé-style flowers fully open and then are held there, like jewels. More
30 corms 209155-30 £12.50 Delivery late February
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
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When this first emerges, you think – yes so what – until the perfect, Fabergé-style flowers fully open and then are held there, like jewels, each one lasting for weeks on the stem. One of my favourite table centre pot plants of all time.

Genus Bessera
Variety Bessera elegans
Type Tender Perennial Corm
Common Name Coral Drops
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 5/+

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Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 10cm (4in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant 6cm deep as soon as the soil has warmed up a bit, in mid to late April or early May in well drained soil or pot.
Care Tips Water regularly during growing season.
Flowering June - September
Vase Life Sear stem ends for 10 seconds in boiling water to maximise vase life
Storing Lift when foliage dies back & discard old corms. Store new corms in a dry frost-free place . In milder areas, leave in ground with a thick dry winter mulch
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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