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Bulbine frutescens

Bulbine  frutescens

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Common Name: Rankkopieva, Stalked Bulbine

Plant Family: Asphodelaceae

Planting Style:  mediterranean
Season of Interest:  Spring to autumn
Position/ Situation:  Sheltered, frost-free gardens
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  Orange
Scented flowers or leaves:  Scented Flowers
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Running/spreading
Soil Type:  dry or sandy soil
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Bee and Butterfly:  Bee

Name not certain. A clump-forming succulent with masses of long thin succulent leaves, topped by long-stalked spikes of small (1 cm.) flowers in autumn. The variety we have has salmon orange petals and yellow stamens which have hairy filaments. (They are also sweetly scented, a point not mentioned by the books.) Possibly hardy in well-drained dry sunny spot outdoors in mild and coastal gardens. Has survived in an unheated polytunnel during the 'freeze' of 2010.

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