Bulbine Frutescens

This bulbine is mostly dormant in summer, blooming in the spring, and then again in the fall although somewhat less. It can be propagated easily by stem cuttings. The cuttings can be planted immediately and kept in a shady area. They don't need any special attention or treatment, and build strong root in a couple of months.

Basic Information on the Bulbine Frutescens

Bulbine Frutescens:

  • 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