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Albuca namaquensis

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Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Albuca (AL-buh-kuh) (Info)
Species: namaquensis (nam-uh-KWEN-sis) (Info)

Synonym:Albuca circinata
Synonym:Ornithogalum namaquense

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Category:
Bulbs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Mar 13, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Curiosity plant- has grass-like leaves that circle into a spiral at the tips. Pale yellow pendant flowers in late winter to early spring. Mine has been outdoors in southern California and done well exposed to the elements in one of the planters.

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Carlsbad, California
Newport Beach, California
Reseda, California
Simi Valley, California
Vineyard, California
Woodcrest, California



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