Bulbine frutescens, Bulbine caulescens, Stalked Bulbine, Rankkopieva, Orange African Bulbine

Bulbine frutescens, Bulbine caulescens

Stalked Bulbine, Rankkopieva, Orange African Bulbine
Family: Asphodelaceae    (Formerly:Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Origin: South Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantFull sunDry conditionsYellow, orange flowers

This groundcover is low-growing, reaching a maximum of 2ft in height, and can spread up to 4ft in width over time. It is a versatile plant, perfect for borders, rock gardens, xeriscapes, or in containers.

Bulbine frutescens creates a lively and attractive display, with its succulent foliage and bright yellow and orange flowers. The yellow-orange flowers are four-petaled and star-shaped, and bloom from late spring through to early autumn.

In cold regions, growing Bulbine frutescens in pots is a great way to enjoy this beautiful plant. Containers should be filled with a well-draining soil and placed in a sunny location. To keep the soil from becoming soggy, it's important to make sure the container has adequate drainage. During the winter months, it is best to keep the container in a sheltered area to ensure the plant is protected from harsh winds and freezing temperatures. It is also helpful to cover the soil in the container with a layer of mulch to retain heat and moisture. With the right care, this plant will bring a touch of summer to your garden all year round.

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