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Lapeirousia laxa/Paint Flower

Lapeirousia laxa / Lapeirousia laxa
A naturalized planting of the perennial bulb
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A naturalized planting of the perennial bulb

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This perennial spreads rapidly by seeds

A patch of plants that has escaped cultivation

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Scientific Name: Lapeirousia laxa
Common Name: Paint Flower
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This perennial produces many beautifully colored flowers in winter and early spring. It produces seeds from which it may be grown. It is reported to be a very invasive plant, since it spreads so easily and quickly in some gardens.