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"Tiny Tangerine" Yellow Bulbine, Bulbine frutescens.

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'Tiny Tangerine' Yellow Bulbine. Bulbine frutescens. Also called: Orange Bulbine. Flowering Photos Taken  Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.
"Tiny Tangerine" Yellow Bulbine, Bulbine frutescens.
Flowering Photos Taken March 10, 2008.
Glendale Arizona Xeriscape Demonstration Garden.
'Tiny Tangerine' Yellow Bulbine. Bulbine frutescens. Also called: Orange Bulbine. Flowering Photos Taken  Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.'Tiny Tangerine' Yellow Bulbine. Bulbine frutescens. Also called: Orange Bulbine. Flowering Photos Taken  Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Xeriscape Landscape Plants & Flowers For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews. Succulents.
"Tiny Tangerine" Yellow Bulbine.
Bulbine frutescens
"Tiny Tangerine" Yellow Bulbine.
Bulbine frutescens

"Tiny Tangerine" Yellow Bulbine.
Bulbine frutescens, Lily Family: ( Liliaceae ), "Tiny Tangerine" Yellow Bulbine. Also called: Orange Bulbine.

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Bulbine frutescens, 'Tiny Tangerine', is a water-efficient groundcover perennial from S. Africa. It is shorter and tighter than Yellow African Bulbine, Bulbine frutescens. It has narrow, succulent leaves & spikes of orange & yellow, starburst flowers over a long season.

'Tiny Tangerine' is a shrubby, rhizomatous plant with succulent leaves. The plants spread by rhizomes (underground stems), creating low, wide-spreading clumps. Its cylindrical, fleshy leaves are 3 to 5 inches long, usually upright to slightly spreading on the plant.

The individual flowers are about 1 inch in diameter and have numerous small hairs on the anther filaments. Its succulent leaves are fragile

Bulbine frutescens grows well in well-drained soil and it is also very tolerant of poor, dry soil. Be careful not to over water. Bulbine grows best in full sun.

Bulbine frutescens sap from the leaves is used for healing in South Africa.


Quick Notes:

Height: About 12 inches tall and 2 feet wide.

Flowers: Racemes of star-shaped yellow flowers located on a 10 - 16 inch spike.

Flowering Time: Phoenix Arizona, March - November.

Leaves: The leaves are 3 to 5 inches long and make a short, thin, fleshy, green cylinder. Green Onion Like.

Found: Native to the desert grasslands in South Africa.

Hardiness: Survives to 20F or below but foliage is damaged.

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure: In lower elevations of Arizona. ie.. Phoenix, Yuma, Tucson. Partial shade is best.

Full Sun
Partial Shade

Elevation: 0 - 2,500 feet in Arizona.

Habitat: Alkaline, well-drained/light soils. An ideal xeriscape landscape plant in Arizona.

Miscellaneous: Maintenance: Low. Good xeriscape plant. Flowering Photos Taken March 10, 2008. Glendale Arizona Xeriscape Demonstration Garden.

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