Herb latin name: Hesperantha baurii

Family: Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Edible parts of Hesperantha baurii:

Root. No more details are given.

Description of the plant:


20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

July to


Habitat of the herb:

Moist grassland to 2450 metres.

Propagation of Hesperantha baurii:

Seed - sow autumn in a greenhouse. Sow thinly and leave the seedlings undisturbed in the seed tray for their first year of growth. Give an occasional liquid feed to ensure they do not become nutrient deficient. Pot up two or three of the small corms per pot when the plants are dormant in the autumn. Grow them on in a greenhouse until the corms are large enough to flower and then plant them out in the spring. Plants usually flower in 3 - 4 years from seed. Division of offsets when harvesting the corms. Store them until it is time to replant. If the offsets are small they can be grown in a greenhouse for their first year, otherwise they can be grown outdoors.

Cultivation of the herb:

Moist grassland to 2450 metres.

Medicinal use of Hesperantha baurii:

None known

Known hazards of Hesperantha baurii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.