Bowiea

Bowiea gariepensis

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Bowiea (BOW-we-a) (Info)
Species: gariepensis (gar-ee-ep-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

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Foliage Color:

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Height:

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Spacing:

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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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Reseda, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 27, 2008, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have recently acquired a few of these and will update more on their cultivation as I learn it. One difference between this and B volubilis is this one has more rubbery, somewhat thicker greenery and the 'branches' are much shorter and blunted (only seem to grow about 1"-2" off the center vine), without the twisty vine-like endings of B volubilis. Another difference are the flowers which are nearly 3-4x the size of the dinky little volubilis flowers, and pure white (as opposed to greenish-white) and seems to bloom in the fall, while B volubilis blooms in spring to early summer. Bulb is more flattened and has a brownish- papery covering, rather than the onion-skin like shell B volubilis gets if allowed to dehydrate and quiet down.


I got mine as mail order plants... read more

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