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Summer bulbs | Baboon Flowers Babiana Mixed

Ideal for GARDEN and CONTAINER PLANTING.

This African beauty called Babiana gives you beautiful spikes of color in mid-summer, and they’re hardy into Zone 4. Like miniature gladiolus, the plants have sword-shaped leaves and flowers of deepest blue, rich red and pure white. In general, they are easy to grow in a sunny spot with any reasonably drained soil. They need adequate watering during their winter growing season, but want drier conditions during summer when they are dormant.

PLANTING LOCATION : Sun

PLANTING : January-May after Frost

PLANTING DEPTH : 2 inch (5 cm)

PLANTING DISTANCE : 4 inch (10 cm)

FLOWERS IN : July-September

FLOWERING HEIGHT : Approx. 10 inch (25 cm)


Easy to grow

1. Select an area with full sun
2. Dig a hole 2 inches (5 cm) deep
3. Place the bulb in the hole, with pointed side up
4. Space bulbs 4 inches (10 cm) apart
5. Cover with soil and water thoroughly

Planting tips

Plant in groups of 15 or more, in well-drained soil. Bulbs will benefit from a handful of compost added to the planting holes.

Planting time zone

Hardiness Zones 4-9
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