Orange Stalked Bulbine

Bulbine frutescens 'Orange'

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.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationBUL-bin-ee froo-TESS-enz
LoreBulbines 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.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly forms clumps 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide by rhizomes.
Bloom TimeSpring through Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Sustainable, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia); Aeonium (Aeonium); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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