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Baboon Flower Bulb Mix

SKU: AM002296
per Bag of 5
No longer available this season.
Resembling miniature gladiolas, the jewel-toned flowers on this hardy African native bloom on 12" stems. (Babiana stricta)
key features
Botanical Name
Babiana stricta
Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Bulb Spacing
15 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer


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.