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Bulbine Frutescens

Orange Bicolor / Burn Jelly Plant

( Bulbine Frutescens / Bulbine Caulescens )

Bulbine Frutescens Origins:Bulbine Frutescens Orange Bicolor


- 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 Wide.

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 foliage.


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 the landscape.


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 your way.


- 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 10-10-10.


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