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Albuca juncifolia - Rush-leaved Albuca

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
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.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Albuca juncifolia.