Red Babiana

Babiana villosa

Rooibobbejaantjie

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Babiana villosa is a spectacular red- or pink-flowered cormous plant endemic to the southwestern Cape. With sufficient care, it performs well in cultivation and is suited to deep containers, window boxes, raised beds and rock garden pockets. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Special features

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Clay

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Credits

profile iconBabiana villosa
by Graham Duncan, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, August 2013 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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