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Albuca humilis

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourGreen, yellow, white
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Albuca humilis. Also known as Ornithogalum humile, this species of bulbous perennial will produce narrow linear leaves. The flowers appear in the spring to early summer with bell-shaped white blooms with a scent said to resemble marzipan. The tepals have a clear dark green central stripe and they open to reveal three inner tepals which are tipped in bright yellow.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb

Origin

S. Africa

Interest and use

Ornamental, rock gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are half hardy to frost tender with a min of 10C. You will need to give them an open sunny position with well drained soil. It will die down in the spring or late summer after flowering.

Propagation

Propagation is by seed in the spring or by offsets when dormant.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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