Water Wise Plants
1 ft. high and 2 ft. to 3 ft. wide
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Full to half sun
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips
The yellow-flowered Bulbine frutescens blooms mostly in the winter when very few plants are in flower. The cultivar, 'Hallmark', which we have also successfully grown in the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, is more compact, has orange flowers and blooms in the summer.
Though it looks best when watered several times a summer, Bulbine can survive on less water.
When Bulbine starts to flop open in the center, it is time to dig up and start fresh by planting a piece of the original plant. Digging up Bulbine is not the easiest easiest garden job, but the cuttings will grow without much special treatment. Just stick them in the ground and wait for a new plant. The best time to start a new plant is in the rainy season.