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Babiana

Babiana spp.

Babiana ambigua fllower by Andrew massyn (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

10cm

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Babiana Overview

    Contains under 100 perennial corms with brightly coloured funnel-shaped flowers that resemble freesias. Originating from South Africa’s Cape Provinces, some species have been extensively cultivated for garden use as ornamental plants. Foliage is sword-shaped, attractively pleated and complements the vibrant showy flowerheads. Common colours include purple, pink, white and blue.

    Common problems with Babiana

    How to propagate Babiana

    Division

    Seed in autumn or natural division of corms.

    Seed

    Other uses of Babiana

    Grown for its brightly coloured flowers rather like freesias.

    Summer Flowering Bulbs

    Plant out these flowering bulbs in spring to enjoy their summer performance.

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    Spring Flowering Bulbs

    Flowering in spring these bulbs give a beautiful display.

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