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'POPOTO' MILK MAIDS (Burchardia umbellata) Seeds

'POPOTO' MILK MAIDS (Burchardia umbellata) Seeds

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Burchardia umbellata (milkmaids) is a perennial lily/herb native to woodlands and heath of eastern and southern Australia, known in all states.

White and reddish honey-scented star-shaped flowers from September until November, in dry sclerophyll forests.

Dies down after flowering and re-shoots. Roots are tapering, carrot-like and available year-round.

Very attractive, fragrant ornamental for rockeries, containers and informal garden drifts. Plant in groups for best effect.

Prefers open position in well-drained soil. Tolerates drought and frost. Resents poor drainage but accepts semi-shad

Bush Food:  edible potato-like tubers. The tubers can be eaten raw or cooked. They are white, fleshy, crisp, and starchy, with a nondescript flavour.

Watering during flowering is beneficial. Watering dormant plants rots tubers.

Smoking seed enhances germination. Sow seed in autumn