'The Baboon Flower' Botanical name: Babiana Family: Iridaceae Plant/bulb type: Corm Planting time: Late Summer to mid Autumn. Height: 30cm Depth & spacing: 15cm deep & 10cm apart. Aspect: Full sun to part shade. Soil: Well drained. Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering. It is ideal to keep bulbs relatively dry whilst dormant. Fertilising: Top dress with a complete fertiliser each Autumn. Flowering time: Mid to late Spring. After flowering care: These bulbs can be left undisturbed in the ground for many years. Frost: Protect from heavy frosts. Climates: Cool to sub-tropical. Comments: These bulbs are also known as the 'Baboon Flowers' because these animals enjoy digging up the corms for a delicious snack!
Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:32 AM Keywords: Babiana, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb