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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Babiana are cormous perennials with ribbed, erect, narrowly lance-shaped leaves and spikes of often fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers
B. stricta is a tender, clump-forming perennial with erect, pleated, sword-shaped leaves and fragrant violet-blue, purple or yellow flowers, sometimes with a reddish eye, in spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass from corms in autumn. Plant into John Innes No 2 compost and grow on in full light. Apply a weak, balanced liquid fertiliser every 3 weeks before flowering. Dry off as the leaves die down in summer. Corms can also be bought in spring for planting outside for a one off summer blooming, but after this, would need to be grown under glass and allowed to winter grow. Plant corms 15cm (6in) deep
Propagate by seed as soon as ripe in autumn in a temperature of 13°C-15°C (55°F-59°F). Remove offsets when the corms are dormant in autumn. Pot into equal parts loam-based compost and sharp sand
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning None required
Pests Glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem
Usually trouble free
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