Red Babiana

Babiana hirsuta

Rooibobbejaantjie, Rooihanekam, Strandlelie

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Striking in flower
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Babiana hirsuta is a striking, robust, geophytic perennial that produces brilliant but unusual recurved red flowers on long flowering stems. ZA Distribution: Northern Cape, Western Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Special features

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand

Soil PH preference

Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Red, Cream, Orange

Credits

profile iconBabiana hirsuta
by Werner Voigt, Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden, Worcester, June 2013 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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