• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clumps to 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreads by rhizomes to 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring through Late Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BUL-bin-ee froo-TESS-enz
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Clumps to 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreads by rhizomes to 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Late Summer
    Flower color:Orange
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic
    Companion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia); Aeonium (Aeonium); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Best in well-drained, compost-enriched soil. Spreads quickly by rhizomes. A short summer dormant period may occur in hot interior climates. Remove spent flowers to encourage fall re-bloom. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new growth appears in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This Bulbine frutescens cultivar was reportedly selected by Crassula expert Gordon Rowley from seedling plants from seed collected by Harry Hall in Johannesburg, South Africa. Harry Hall (1906-1986), was a Kirstenbosch horticulturist in charge of succulent plants who discovered many South African plants. He is particularly noted for his exploration and discovery within the genus Euphorbia and his name is commemorated in the specific epithets of many succulent plant names. He was awarded a Fellow of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA) in 1981.
    Lore:
    Bulbines contain glycoproteins, similar to many aloe species and are touted for similar healing properties as Aloe vera, such as to ease burns, rashes and itches.