Babiana sp., Babiana. Babiana mucronata
Babiana mucronata

Babiana sp.

Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Ixioideae
Origin: South Africa
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersDeciduous plantFragrant plant

All Babianas are deciduous, either winter or summer growing. Most are winter growing. Like most other winter growing (or Mediterranean climate) irids, they start their growth cycle in autumn when the first rains fall.

The flowers are long lasting and brightly colored, and many are scented as a bonus.

Babiana sp., Babiana. Babiana ecklonii
Babiana ecklonii
Babiana sp., Babiana. Babiana vanzyliae
Babiana vanzyliae

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