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Bulbine

Bulbine latifolia

Life: Perennial
Size: 6-9″
Light: Full Sun

 

Water: Light to Moderate with Good Drainage, Drought Tollerant Once Established

 

Soil: Any, Tollerant of Poor Soil

 

A succulent ground cover from the South African coast, this plant has fleshy, bright green leaves similar to an Aloe, but without the toothed margin, and star-shaped yellow blooms on thick stems above the foliage. It is easy to grow in both containers and the ground from either seeds or divisions, and its water-storing leaves make it suitable for xeriscaping (low-water gardening). Hardy to 25°F.

Bulbine frutescens

Life: Perennial

 

Size: 12-16″
Light: Full Sun to Light Shade
Water: Light to Moderate with Good Drainage, Drought Tollerant Once Established
Soil: Any, Tollerant of Poor Soil

 

A succulent ground cover from the South African coast, this plant has fleshy, light green leaves which form open rosettes and thin, wiry stems topped with beautiful orange or yellow star-shaped flowers with frilly stamens above the foliage from spring to fall, and sporadically during warm winters as well. It is hardy to 20°F. Both kinds will reproduce themselves via underground rhizomes to create wide clumps; divisions can be easily made and rooted elsewhere if desired. The yellow variety has leaves that are typically twice as wide as the orange, and it is normally a couple inches taller as well. There is also a compact yellow variety on the market sometimes refered to as “Dwarf Yellow Bulbine”.