Bulbinella hookeri

Xanthorrhoeaceae

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Bulbinella hookeri
 

Habitat: full sun or part shade

Flowering: spring and summer

Height: 60 cm

Width: 15 cm

Soil: moist but well drained, preferably acid

This is a small genus from South Africa and New Zealand, with fleshy, linear leaves and dense racemes of starry, bright yellow flowers. They have been completely hardy with us in Scotland, but if in doubt, apply a winter mulch of leaf mould to provide some extra protection. The New Zealand ones, which are those most commonly cultivated in the UK, and known locally as Maori onions.

Bulbinella hookeri is an easy and reliable rock or peat garden plant, thriving for us in quite wet conditions. It has dark green leaves, brown on the edges, matching the flower stems, which are spikes packed with masses of starry, six-petalled, bright yellow flowers.
BHA-1
1 litre pot £6.00

Bulbinella - some other suggestions
invisible.gif Bulbinella angustifolia is a New Zealand species with even narrower leaves that the more widely grown Bulbinella hookeri. It likes similar damp conditions. It has dark green leaves, brown on the edges, and spikes packed with masses of starry, six-petalled, bright yellow flowers.