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Re: Starting a nursery/David!


Bulbine is a Zone 9-11 succulent (not a bulb) given to me by a local
nursery owner who didn't know what it was. Someone, maybe Jim, helped me
figure it out. Mine is Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark'. It grew so fast
and got so big, I sent the plant off to a friend after taking a small
cutting this spring. The cutting is blooming well now.


BULBINE frutescens Hallmark. South Africa. This is an odd, semishrubby
perennial of the lily family, eventually making broad carpets with its
branched, prostrate trunks. Individual shoots are spreading to nearly
erect, and crowded with nearly cylindrical, succulent, bright green
leaves, each 4-6" long. Flowering stems are produced at nearly any time
of year at the shoot tips, each carrying dozens of starry blossoms in
lengthy succession. The individual flowers are about = across, bright
orange overall with golden centers. This is an interesting subject for
either containers or the open garden, where it is attractive in borders
and useful as a small-scale ground cover. It thrives in a sunny spot
with reasonably well drained soil and moderate to occasional watering.
Hardy to 20oF or less, though the leaves are scorched by sudden hard
frosts.



Here's one page on it:
http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Asphodelaceae/Bulbine_frutescens.html
Nice close-up of flower:
http://www.mswn.com/images/Bulbine_frutescens_Hallmark-5.jpg


-- Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:
In a message dated 8/16/05 10:36:09 PM, kmrsy@netzero.net writes:


> Bulbine
> 

Kitty, whats this?
     Ceres

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