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Bulbine frutescens     
Liliaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


understory planting of Bulbine frutescens (orange variety)
Form: clump-forming succulent
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 1.5ft, spread to 2ft
Leaves: tall fleshy green cylinder, long and thin, similar to onion leaf blade
Flowers: tall spike of small yellow flowers; stalk to 2-3ft above foliage, 10-12 stalks per individual plant; bloom continually from mid-spring through fall
Fruit: not significant
Stems/Trunks: n/a
Range/Origin: South Africa
Hardiness: survives to 20°F or below but foliage is damaged

yellow flowers
Bulbine flowers




close-up of orange flowers
orange flowered variety
more hardy in ground,
needs to be protected if in containers

cultivar 'Hallmark' more compact,
with orange flowers

Bulbine frutescens
typical divsion clump of
Bulbine frutescens

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