Bulbine bulbosa – Bulbine Lily

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.

Family:Asphodelaceae
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
Flower Colour:Yellow
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Bulb, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Edible
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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