Bulbine frutescens (Stalked Bulbine, Balsemkopiva, Katstert, Elimpofu)

Bulbine frutescens

Indigenous

  • Description.  Bulbine frutescens has a stalked clump of long succulent grey-green leaves and carries star-shaped yellow or orange flowers with fluffy stamens on tall spikes above the foliage. Long free flowering season. The clear gel has medicinal properties and is traditionally used for mosquito bites and to heal cuts, abrasions, bruises and eczema.
  • 30 cm x 60 cm.
  • Full sun
  • Perennial clumps
  • Evergreen
  • Frost hardy
  • Drought resistant with moderate watering
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Wind resistant
  • Mass plant as ground cover or as edging along a pathway
  • Flowering time – September to June