Bulbine bulbosa – Bulbine Lily

A great native alternative to daffodils, with the added bonus of fragrance, and a long flowering period, from spring to early autumn. It naturally grows from Queensland through to Tasmania, on a range of soil types, and it withstands frosts. It likes to be kept moist, as it will die off in dry periods, but the corms will resprout with irrigation. A great plant for rockeries, flower gardens and containers. Looks lovely in large clumps. Can be propagated from seed or by division. It grows from a corm, which is edible, choose the largest fat ones and roast for the best taste. The above ground parts are toxic in large quantities.

Family : Asphodelaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit :
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible
Scientific Name: Bulbine bulbosa
Common Name : Bulbine Lily
Height : 0.8
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects