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Bulbine bulbosa|Bulbine Lily

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Tufted perennial herb with a bulb-like tuber and fleshy roots.
Size (W x H)
0.3m x 0.2-0.6m
Erect grey-green to reddish, hollow, fleshy, channelled to almost round rush-like leaves to 30cm x 1-5mm
1-2 erect flowering stems with a terminal yellow spike of star-shaped flowers to 20mm wide. Stamens bearded. Round straw-coloured capsules.
Flower colour
Flower time
September to January
Growing conditions
Moist to well drained soils in a range of habitats including seasonally wet areas, moist rocky slopes and forests. Frost and snow tolerant. Full sun, semi to dappled shade.
Commonly used for
A cheery yellow lily for planting in drifts, amongst rocks or in cottage gardens. Generally dies back after flowering but can continue to grow and flower in moist conditions.
Available at indigenous nursery
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory