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Broad-Leaved Bulbine

Bulbine latifolia

Also known as

Bulbinella, Rooiwortel, Geelkopieva, Katstert (Afr.), Ibhucu (Isizulu), Incelwane (Isixhosa)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

10a-11b

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

30cm

30cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Broad-Leaved Bulbine 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. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Western Cape.

Common problems with Broad-Leaved Bulbine

Susceptible to Aphids, red spider mite and whiteflies.

    How to harvest Broad-Leaved Bulbine

    Flowers last well in a vase.

    How to propagate Broad-Leaved Bulbine

    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 Broad-Leaved Bulbine

    Attracts useful insects

    Attract bees

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    Drought resistant

    Pioneer

    Other uses of Broad-Leaved Bulbine

    Medicinal

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