Baboon Flower Bulb Mix

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Resembling miniature gladiolas, the jewel-toned flowers on this hardy African native bloom on 12" stems. (Babiana stricta)

Zones 4 - 10
Advantages
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 6-12" tall
Bulb Spacing15 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size Bag of 5 - Bulb Size: 5 cm
SKU 26BULB5

Plant Information

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.

Why is the common name 'Baboon Flower?' Because it seems baboons love to eat the bulbs (corms.) Unless you have baboons in your yard, this one will be wonderful in your garden.

SKU 26BULB5
Common Name Baboon Flower
Botanical Name Babiana stricta
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 6-12" tall
Bulb Size 5 cm
Bulb Spacing 15 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Containers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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2.0

Leaves, but no blooms

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from Wilmington, DE

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    • Unattractive

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    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Baboon Flower Bulb Mix:

    They all sprouted, but no flowers have appeared. Rabbits seem to find them tasty.

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    • Personal
     
    1.0

    No blooms

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    from Charlotte, NC

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        Comments about American Meadows Baboon Flower Bulb Mix:

        Stems appeared fairly quickly. Then, they started turning brown. No blooms have appeared.

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        3.0

        One more try

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        from Plainwell Mi.

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        Comments about American Meadows Baboon Flower Bulb Mix:

        Last year I ordered these and they did grow but no flowers, so this year I will try again the bulbs did not survive a mild (zone 5) winter the warmest on record.I ordered another set so I can try them again and we will see, If they are really hardy to zone 4 they should be fine. Will post a follow up in the fall/will not recommend yet

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        2.0

        Hoping for the best.

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        from Oak Park, IL

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        Comments about American Meadows Baboon Flower Bulb Mix:

        This is my second attempt growing these in Zone 5. They've been in the dirt now for a month and a half and I still haven't seen signs of foliage. I really want to succeed with this flower but it seems tricky to grow.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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