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PlantFiles: Albuca
Albuca shawii

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Albuca (AL-buh-kuh) (Info)
Species: shawii (SHAW-ee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Ornithogalum shawii

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Jcmeinster On May 29, 2012, Jcmeinster from Conroe, TX wrote:

I bought two of them last year and both are living and about to bloom, one of them did not bloom last year when I first got it , but it kind of compensate with about four seedlings this spring and two flower stalks is sharing the pot with a young Dierama Grandiflorum . The other one bloomed last year under a LED growlight indoors with no problems but the flower stalk grew weak and I had to use a small piece of bamboo to help it stand up , but other than that was pretty easy to care for , this year it's got four flower stalks and it's in a buried container outside in a past noon sunny location with morning filtered light and late afternoon shade (I'm watching it's development in this conditions ) .
It makes a nice container plant , very low water when dormant and regular water during growing season , provide very good drainage , I used crushed lava rock instead of mulch for erosion control , a regular potting mix add perlite , yum yum mix , a bit of humus, sparkled some garden lime and some organic mater as fertilizer and it seems to be a happy plant .


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

Conroe, Texas

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