Bulbinella robusta

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Tuberous perennial
Liliaceae (The Lily Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southern Africa
California Native?:
Plant Size:
2-3 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to no watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
This is a vigorous perennial somewhat resembling Kniphofia and, like it, clumping from the base to form small thickets. In fall it sends forth fountains of narrow, bright green 2 foot leaves. Above these in early spring are carried torches of glowing yellow, bell shaped blossoms on 2-3 foot stems. It dies to the ground in summer. Sun, most soils, winter moisture and summer drought preferred.