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Albuca shawii - DRY BULBS - Small bag (1 bulb)

Plant type: Bulb

Availability : Dry bulbs available Feb-Apl
A pretty summer flowering bulb from South Africa - good for a sheltered rock garden with 2 inches of grit or grow in a pot. Plants in pots will require a dry and frost free winter whilst bulbs in the rock garden will survive temperatures down to around minus 3 degrees C. Grows around 12" (30cm high) in flower & soom clumps up. The stems and flower smell of liquorice when crushed.

Albuca are of South African origin


As a rule of thumb, bulbs should be planted in a hole, the depth of which is around 3 times the height of the bulb. We usually dig our planting holes a little deeper than this and then fill the base with some fine grit which helps with drainage directly under the bulb. Never plant at perfectly measured distances apart as this can look artificial – for smaller bulbs we plant in clumps of five to nine in a staggered group so that they look more natural when they flower. For full tips on planting bulbs please click on the ‘cultivation guides’ tab on our home page.
Our price: £3.00

Detailed Information
Height 12" (30cm)
Spread 6" (15cm)
Flowering Period Summer
Trecanna Rating 8
Hardiness Not fully hardy. Plants in pots need to be frost free in Winter. Plants outside tend to survive in gritty soil with a mulch but might not survive very cold winters.
Position Full sun or part-shade
Soil Well, drained gritty soil or compost.
Crocosmia Albuca shawii - DRY BULBS - Small bag (1 bulb)

Albuca shawii - DRY BULBS - Small bag (1 bulb)
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