Bulbinella nutans

Bulbinella nutans

Rarely seen in gardens, but easy to grow, & quite delightful, Bulbinella nutans makes clumps of 1' grassy green leaves during the Winter & Spring, as well as numerous club-like 3' spikes of canary yellow flowers that are green in bud. Bloom time is in late Febraury or early March. The plant is completely dormant in the Summer. Most of the available literature about this species says that it likes damp soil, but it can also take dry & drought - the large stand at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA survives & thrives on little more than winter rain, & has spread & reseeded itself to a 5' area over the course of many years. Accepts a wide range of soil types! From South Africa.

Claire Woods
Propagator

Sun
Low/High Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 8-10