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Albuca shawii

Plant Type:

BULBS

Albuca shawii (syn. trichophylla) (ex: Ellen Hornig) - Bright yellow Albuca flowers for extended weeks on end in summer. Fine, grassy foliage and multitudes of flowers make for a delicate appearance. Another great bulb from South Africa's Eastern Cape to Limpopo Province. Fully to mostly sunny siting planted in a light, quick draining mix is crucial. More moisture in summer is helpful; too much or extensive winter wet is an anathema though it must be said that as far as South African bulbs go this is easy and forgiving. Hardiness is still being tested. Many claim USDA zone 7 as the northern hardiness edge. Some claim hardiness into the minus teens (zone 5). It is certainly possible that greater hardiness occurs in differing populations - provenance can make for surprising genetic variation. And persistent snow cover can provide a blanket of protection from extremes. We're waxing conservative and will update should reports establish better facts. Established pot grown bulb(s).


 


Height:

16-20 in

Colors:

Deep Yellow

Zone:

(7b?)8 to 10
What is my hardiness zone?

Characteristics and Attributes for Albuca shawii

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Border
  • Rock Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Potted Plant
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Sandy

Origins

  • South Africa

Propagated By

  • Bare Root
  • Offset