Burnt jelly plant.
This stands out clear above all other Bulbinella. Elongated succulent leaves that have been used in its origin for burns and bites hence the common name its bright orange flowers are non stop for parts of the south west Cornwall. For the rest of us a position that is dry through winter is best although we have tried in many areas around the nursery it has only ever survived 4 years before succumbing to winter wet so best potted so you can be wowed by its abundant growth and flowering season and then hide away against a wall or in a cold greenhouse through winter.
Hardiness: Protect from wet and will go down to -7c
Put this plant in a greenhouse or against a wall to protect against a hard winter.
Common Name: Stalked Bulbine
Life Cycle: perennial
Foliage: Linear / succulent
Basic Colour: ( Orange )
Flower Colour: orange / yellow
Natural Flowering: April – November
Winter Hardiness: Hardy -7c
Height with Flowers: 40cm
Soil Requirements: average / dry / well-drained / sandy
Soil ph: alkaline / neutral
Location: container / cottage garden / border / Mediterranean
Usage: ornamental / bee food plant
Pruning: cut old flower stems to encourage further blooms. Best to split in Autumn and keep cuttings frost free.
Tolerates: drought tolerant / salt tolerant / deer resistance / rabbit resistance
Origin: South Africa