Albuca shawii / Summer Flowering Bulb / Seeds

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Albuca shawii / Summer Flowering Bulb / Seeds

A graceful summer flowering plant with aniseed scented leaves and scented yellow lantern-shaped flowers in mid-summer from June to August.  Plants come originally from the Drakensberg mountains in South Africa and look good planted in groups in a rockery or gravel garden and in pots, growing to a height of 40cm.


Albuca shawii prefers a warm sheltered position and well-drained gritty soil.   In colder gardens in the UK, the bulbs should be lifted in autumn and replanted in spring.

 

Pack of 10 seeds.  Sow in spring to autumn.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.


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Hardiness Hardy perennial (forms bulbs) (RHS Hardiness H3/4)
Flowers June to August
Height 40cm
Spread 10 - 15cm
Conditions  Plant out in a warm sheltered position in well-drained gritty soil.
Sow

Sow in spring to autumn in well drained seed compost to a depth of 5mm.  Keep at about 20C in diffuse light.  Seeds germinate within a few weeks, sometimes up to two months. Plant out in a warm sheltered position in gravelly well-drained soil when the bulbs have formed generally in the second year. In colder parts of the UK lift the bulbs in autumn and replant in spring.

Grow

The flowers and leaves die down in the winter when the plant becomes dormant.  In colder parts of the UK lift the bulbs in autumn and replant in spring.