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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Bulb > Albuca juncifolia
 
Albuca juncifolia - Rush-leaved Albuca

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb
Family: Hyacinthaceae (~Amaryllidaceae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Flower Color: Greenish White
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Albuca imbricata]
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Albuca juncifolia - This plant arises from a partly above-ground round bulb with 4 to 10 erect slender gray-green leaves to 2-3 feet tall that are round like a rush in upper portions and deeply channeled near the base. In late spring the inflorescence rises to 4 to 5 feet high with a drooping raceme of a 1-2 inch wide greenish-white flowers that have a green midstripe. Plant in a light well-drained soil in full sun with little to no irrigation. Albuca is a rather extensive genus of Cape of Good Hope bulbs that is closely allied to Ornithogalum. We received this plant as Albuca juncifolia, a plant from the Western Cape of South Africa that should only grow to 15 inches tall and have yellow and green flowers, so this is obviously something else - perhaps Albuca maxima?. The genus name Albuca comes from 'albicans', or 'albus' meaning "white", which refers to one of the earliest described species. We were first introduced to this plant by the late Bill Baker and our plants are from seed provided by John Bleck.  This description is based on research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Albuca juncifolia.