A great native alternative to daffodils, with the added bonus of fragrance, and a long flowering period, from spring to early autumn. It naturally grows from Queensland through to Tasmania, on a range of soil types, and it withstands frosts. It likes to be kept moist, as it will die off in dry periods, but the corms will resprout with irrigation. A great plant for rockeries, flower gardens and containers. Looks lovely in large clumps. Can be propagated from seed or by division. It grows from a corm, which is edible, choose the largest fat ones and roast for the best taste. The above ground parts are toxic in large quantities.
|Scientific Name:||Bulbine bulbosa|
|Common Name:||Bulbine Lily|
|Other Common Names:||Leek Lily|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Bulb, Division|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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