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Products > Bulbine frutescens 'Tiny Tangerine'
Bulbine frutescens 'Tiny Tangerine' - Tangerine Stalked Bulbine

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Asphodelaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Bulbine frutescens 'Tiny Tangerine' (Tangerine Stalked Bulbine) - This is a nice smaller selection of the orange form of Bulbine frutescens, a succulent groundcover from the southern coast of South Africa north to Mozambique. It has narrow fleshy bright green foot-long leaves, which form an open rosette of leaves to 1 foot tall and spreads by short rhizomes to create dense 4 foot wide clumps. Pale orange flowers with frilly yellow stamens form atop long stalks that rise above the foliage in the spring through the summer and often through to winter. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and provide occasional to very little irrigation. Evergreen and hardy to 20 degrees F but its ability to freeze down and resprout from underground has some listing hardiness down to 10F. A great plant for a small scale groundcover or mixed in with succulents in the garden or in large pots. It has a bloom period that extends into the summer along the coast but has somewhat of a summer dormant period in hot interior gardens then reblooms in the fall. This plant is a selection made by Mountain States Wholesale Nursery in Phoenix, Arizona who hold a Arizona State trademark on the name "Tiny Tangerine". The name Bulbine comes from the Greek word 'bolbine' and Latin 'bulbus', a general word for a bulbous or onion-like plant but is somewhat misleading as these plants do not have a bulbous base. The specific epithet comes from the Latin word 'frutex' meaning "shrubby" and is in reference to the way this plant forms solid stands, looking much like a low shrub. Bulbine frutescens is sometimes commonly called Jelly Burn Plant as it contain glycoproteins, similar to many aloe species, and is touted for similar healing properties as Aloe vera such as to ease burns, rashes and itches. We have discontinued growing this selection but continue to grow Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark' which is slightly taller and has darker flowers and also grow the yellow flowering form of Bulbine frutescens

This information about Bulbine frutescens 'Tiny Tangerine' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.