S & J Nursery's
Orange Bicolor / Burn Jelly Plant
( Bulbine Frutescens / Bulbine Caulescens )
Bulbine Frutescens Origins:
- All Bulbine Frutescens are native to South Africa and make an excellent North
Florida drought tolerant, easy maintenance flowering perennial plant selection.
Bulbine Frutescens Preferred Exposure:
- Bulbine will prefer a full sun or partial sun and partial shade location in
the North Florida | Jacksonville| St. Augustine area landscape.
Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor Foliage:
- Succulent foliage is slender, grass like, bright green with a gelatinous core
similar to the aloe plant and can be crushed and used medicinally on skin for burns, cuts, minor
scrapes like the aloe vera plant.
- Foliage is cold hardy to 20 degrees.
Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:
- While not particular of soil components, Bulbine will need good drainage and
will thrive in any well drained soil.
- Salt tolerance unknown
Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor Size Variance:
- Bulbine Frutescens can grow 1-2 ft in Height and eventually spread 2-3 ft
The selection Halmark Orange grows 18 " x 24-36 " W and has bright orange blooms
with yellow stamens
The selection Tiny Tangerine is somewhat more compact only growing to about 12 " H
and has a slightly paler colored bloom.
Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor Growth Habit:
- Evergreen, clumping almost grass like perennial forms an attractive dense mound of
Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor Growth Rate:
-Bulbine frutescens is a moderate growing plant and can be expected to reach its
full size within the second or third season after planting from a nursery container.
Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor Bloom:
- Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor blooms stand in tight clusters on stalks
above the foliage of the plant in spring summer and fall in the North Florida landscape.
- Brightly colored flowers have orange petals and yellow stamens and open
slowly over time extending the blooming period for each stalk.
- No need to deadhead these plants.
Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor Water Requirements:
- Low water needs make Bulbine Frutescens ideal for xeroscape plantings.
- Plants will require supplemental irrigation after being planted in the ground from
the S & J Nursery container but will survive on their own with little help after establishing itself into
Butterfly or Bird Attracting:
- Bulbine frutescens is not touted as a butterfly or bird attracting plant. .
Best Uses For Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor in the North Florida |
Jacksonville | St. Augustine area garden:
- Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor is an excellent perennial selection for the
North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape.
- Low maintenance, compact low growing habit and lots of blooms over a long period
of time make it a garden staple that everyone should find a place for in the garden.
- Plant in masses around a bird bath or other accent for a beautiful and graceful
display of blooms.
- Plant along the edge of a walkway or path for an added pop of color to lead you on
- Excellent front of the border planting for an instant eye appeal.
Care of Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor in the North Florida | Jacksonville
| St. Augustine area landscape:
- Plant may be dug and divided every 3-5 years to make additional plants to locate
in other areas of the garden.
- Water every day during the establishment period after planting in the garden from
a nursery container.
- Fertilize each spring with a handful of garden compost or a mixture of Milorganite
and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food or
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