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Bulbinella

Bulbine latifolia

Also known as

Broad-Leaved Bulbine

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H3-H1c

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

30cm

30cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Bulbinella

Close up showing filaments
Growing in habitat
Inflorescence

Bulbinella Overview

There are 24 bulbine species - 18 from South Africa and 6 from Nieu-Zealand. Bulbinella can be grown in the garden in rockeries or as container plants, the flowers are colourful and long-lasting when cut and placed in the vase. Most South African species flower from winter to early summer, but 4 species flower during the drier period between summer and autumn. The New Zealand species usually flower mid summer. Bulbine latifolia has broad, succulent leaves and are the largest in the genus.

Common problems with Bulbinella

Susceptible to Aphids, red spider mite and whiteflies.

    How to harvest Bulbinella

    Flowers last well in a vase.

    How to propagate Bulbinella

    Division

    Divide larger clumps towards the end of the dormant period (autumn), take care to not damage the roots.

    Seed

    Sow seeds as soon as mature and ripe. sow in sandy soil mix that drain well.

    Special features of Bulbinella

    Attracts useful insects

    Attract bees

    Pot plant

    Drought resistant

    Pioneer

    Other uses of Bulbinella

    Medicinal

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