Bulbine
Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark'

Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bulbine (BUL-bin-ee) (Info)
Species: frutescens (froo-TESS-enz) (Info)
Cultivar: Hallmark

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Aliso Viejo, California

Long Beach, California

Atlantic Beach, Florida

Bradenton, Florida

Brooksville, Florida

Eustis, Florida

Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Lady Lake, Florida

Lehigh Acres, Florida

Melbourne Beach, Florida

Naples, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Umatilla, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Kihei, Hawaii

Duson, Louisiana

Lafayette, Louisiana

Youngsville, Louisiana

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

Austin, Texas (2 reports)

Corpus Christi, Texas

Dripping Springs, Texas

Georgetown, Texas (2 reports)

Groves, Texas

San Antonio, Texas (3 reports)

Spring Branch, Texas

Willis, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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RatingContent
Neutral

On May 22, 2008, PeeperKeeper from Georgetown, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bulbine does well here in zone 8. Some of the shopping centers around here have started using it and it was just beautiful this Spring.

However, I just noticed that it is the first plant that either rabbits or deer have decided to feast on in my yard. We moved here (built a new house) about 6 months ago, and this is the first time I've noticed anything being chewed on although we have lots of deer and rabbits. I chased a jackrabbit out of the front yard the other day when I came home after dark, so I suspect him to be the culprit.

Positive

On Aug 12, 2006, pinecone_ginger from Fort Walton Beach, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I bought this plant at a farmers market. When I bought it it only had two flower heads and one broke in transport. It got another and I started dead heading and it exploded with buds. It had about ten at once, some get a little leggy but not all. It loves it here in zone 8 so far.