Tall spikes bearing orange star-shaped flowers.
Bulbine frutescens is a species native to arid regions in the Cape Province (South Africa). This succulent belongs to the Asphodelaceae family and has been known since the 18th century as an ornamental and medicinal plant, with properties similar to Aloe vera (*).
The Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark' cultivar has luminous summer flowering that lasts until the first winter frosts: tall spikes bearing orange star-shaped flowers.
In a temperate garden, you can use it as a fast-growing ground cover to form a large colony in a dry rockery or as a fabulous companion to blue-flowering varieties such as agapanthus and lavender, or the silver-leaved Helichrysum, Artemisia and Santolina, or the dark purple Aeonium.
For rockeries, gravel gardens, banks and seaside gardens.
Examples of using Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark' for landscaping: Great Design Plant: Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark'
You can also grow it in pots on its own. Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark' is undemanding, so easy to grow! Watering from time to time, some sunshine, a sandy soil enriched with mature compost and you'll have a marvellous display that will last for months.
Grow in the sun in a rocky, sandy soil, enriched with mature compost and well-drained in winter. Hardiness: - 4°C.
You can grow it in pots in non-temperate regions and then overwinter in a cold frame, veranda or orangery. Reduce watering considerably from the end of autumn until the new growth appears the following April-May.
- Deadhead regularly.
- Remove any frost-damaged aerial growth.
Synonym: Bulbine caulescens, formerly Anthericum frutescens.
(*) keep some in the gardener's First Aid kit! The sap of Bulbine frutescens is considered to heal insect bites, itches, burns and to help dry, rough skins and spots!
- 0,7 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 9-10
- Height: 50 to 70cm
- Plant spacing: 70 cm
- Flower colour: orange
- Flowering period: summer flowers