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Babiana

'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
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