This South African native is a perfect perennial for the south since it tolerates hot temperatures, dry and sandy soils, and blooms throughout the warm months.
Bulbine has become a popular plant because it is drought tolerant, grows well in poor soils, and blooms repeatedly with cheerful flowers that are yellow or orange, depending on the variety. It is suited for gardens in USDA zones 8-11 and is hardy to the low 20s. Provide winter protection if temps dip below 25 F.
It makes a great ground cover since each plant will grow over time to form a clump that can reach up to four feet wide. This clumping habit also makes bulbine a great passalong plant.
The succulent, grass-like foliage grows to about a foot tall, while the flower stalks typically reach two feet, dancing above the leaves throughout the summer months.
Bulbine was named a 2006 Plant of the Year by the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association. It is generally sold under the scientific name Bulbine frutescens.
We sell in 3 packs, six packs and 12 packs – if you need a special order of flats (36) or half flats (18), contact us through Etsy.
Planting and Care
Bulbine will grow best if it is planted in a spot that receives full sun and has well-drained soil, though it can be grown in a site that gets shade for part of the day. Once established, bulbine is very drought tolerant.
Deadheading will encourage the plants to produce more flowers, but it is not necessary.
Plants are fully rooted and shipped bare root. Just plant and watch them multiply!
Individual example plant pics to show clump sizes coming soon.
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