Bulbine frutescens is a member of the Liliaceae family and is a native of South Africa.
The golden yellow fragrant flowers appear in early spring through to summer with multiple flowers at the one time. Each flower last one day but multiple flowers at the one time allows for a great display.
It grows to around 750 mm with a tufting type of growth and prefers to be in a wet spot or seasonally inundated soils but can be grown quite well in rockery situations.
It likes to be in full sun but will do will with some shade, it is frost hardy. It is poisonous to stock if eaten in larger quantities.
It is reputed to be edible as described by Aboriginal sources but the “bulbs” can take a few years to develop.
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