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Babiana stricta
Babiana stricta

Babiana stricta
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"Baboon Flower"

SIZE 5/+

Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Tender, move indoors
for winter

Sale price £3.42

Babiana stricta carries a number of titles for such a small flower. It’s been called the Baboon Flower and the Blue Freesia, yet its only link with a baboon would be sharing its native habitat in South Africa with baboons, and when it comes to the blue flower aspect, Babiana stricta is available in several colours including violet blue, magenta, mauve and white now thanks to hybrids and cultivars. The funnel-shaped flowers of Babiana stricta open to around 5 cm (2 inch) in late spring and are easy to grow if planted in well-drained soil in a sunny spot. Babiana stricta plants are a great addition to gardens if planted around shrubs, along paths or in among other perennials.

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Colour:

Violet + magenta + mauve + white

Height:

40-50 cm / 16-20"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Babiana stricta

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Average

Naturalising:

Strong

Perennial:

Yes

  • Plant your babiana bulbs in spring and grow on in frost-free conditions or plant straight outside after risk of frost has passed
  • Grow in borders or containers in full sun
  • Plant the bulbs 15-20cm deep
  • Space the bulbs about 10-15cm apart
  • Plant with the pointed side facing upwards
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth

    Read more in our planting guide

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