Botanical Name: Bulbine latifolia
Common Name: Yellow bulbine  
Plant photo of: Bulbine latifolia
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial, Grass, Succulent


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Constant


Leaf Color

Green, Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Spanish, Tropical, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Small Spaces, Hanging Baskets


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

This clumping ground cover grows 1' tall and 1'-3' wide. It produces 12"-18" flower stalks that bear clusters of small yellow flowers almost all year. Succulent evergreen leaves are fragile, so locate away from foot traffic. Growth habit is not very tidy whereas the orange cultivar 'Hallmark' is a bit more so. This So. African native blooms most heavily in spring and fall with sporadic spikes in summer. It is also a good container plant and for erosion control.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.