Babiana, Blue freesia, Baboon root (Eng.), Stompstertbobbejaantjie (Afr.)
Called the Baboon flower as it is believed that baboons dig up the bulbs to eat them. The brightly coloured, cup-shaped flowers of this species have a scent that is reminiscent of frangipanis. It is a wonderful addition to any rockery or water-wise garden as it requires little watering. It prefers well-drained, sandy soils.