Babiana stricta x hybrids

Botanical Name: Babiana stricta x hybrids

Common Name(s): Baboon flower

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Description:

A winter-growing corm with linearly ribbed, hairy foliage. Flower spikes appear during spring in colours ranging from white and cream to blue, mauve and red. Plant corms at least 80mm deep and do not allow them to dry out. Water the bulbs regularly during dry spells, particularly in winter in the summer-rainfall regions.

Family: Iridaceae

Synonym:  Ixia plicata

Botanical Pronunciation: bah-bee-ANN-nah STRIK-tuh

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Deciduous
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Semi Frost Hardy
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Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering

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Babiana stricta x hybrids

Flowers

Flowering time:

  • August
  • September
  • October


Description:

Flower spikes appear during spring in colours ranging from white and cream to blue, mauve and red.


Babiana stricta x hybrids  

Foliage

Description:
A winter-growing corm with linearly ribbed, hairy foliage.


Maintenance

Water the bulbs regularly during dry spells, particularly in winter in the summer-rainfall regions.

Origin

This plant originates in Southern Africa.

 

Other Languages

Bobbejaantjie (A

Planting Instructions

Plant corms at least 80mm deep and do not allow them to dry out.

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