bulbine glauca

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Tue, 19 Sep 2006 06:42:38 PDT
Linda Foulis asked about Bulbine glauca.

Linda, I don't have any experience with B. glauca. However, I'll use your
post as the springboard for mentioning another species. Earlier this year I
received as a pass-along plant a Bulbine which, after Google-ing some
images, appears to be Bulbine frutescens. The donor said it was easily
wintered as a potted house plant. 

I don't think Bulbine fruticosus develops anything like a bulb, although
it's certainly not one of the annual or short-lived species.  It's more like
an Aloƫ. The word frutescens by the way means "becoming shrubby"; maybe I
should join the search for those cast-off big plastic nursery pots!

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Bulbine fruticosus has
been blooming for about a month. 

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