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Babiana stricta (Baboon flower)

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Plant description

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A delightful and hardy plant that flowers in spring, most often with blue trumpet flowers, but they can also come in white, mauve to dark mauve shades. It grows from corms, and will naturalise into nice clumps which dies down over summer. They can be lifted and divided once they die down. The corms can also be planted into pots. They originate from South Africa. Best in a sunny spot in a good open soil which drains freely.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: blue, mauve, white
Flowering season: spring

Scent

There are some varieties that are lemon scented

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres

Maximum width: 0.2 metres
Minimum width: 0.1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.1-7.5

Pests

Thrips

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Winter.

Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.

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