Orange Stalked Bulbine
Bulbine frutescens 'Orange'
Pronunciation: BUL-bin-ee froo-TESS-enz
|Description||A South African native with slender succulent foliage accented by tall flower stalks with small buds that have a unique green center stripe, revealing deep orange petals and frilly yellow stamens. This versatile dry climate gem adapts to humidity and harsh weather. Ideal rock garden plant or massed ground cover. Evergreen to 25 degrees F.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Once established water deeply occasionally.|
|Blooms||Spring through late summer|
|Mature Size||Quickly forms clumps 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide by rhizomes.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Ground Cover|
|Companion Plants||Sedum (Sedum); Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia); Aeonium (Aeonium); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)|
|Care||Provide well-drained, compost-enriched soil. Spreads quickly by rhizomes. A short summer dormant period may occur in hot interior climates. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove spent flowers to encourage fall re-bloom. Remove old, faded foliage as needed.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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