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This dwarf form of the orange Bulbine is great for small spaces and containers. Native to South Africa, this clumping succulent spreads by rhizomes (underground stems) to create low mounds to one foot tall by 1.5 feet wide. The cylindrical succulent, dark green leaves are about 4–6 inches long, resembling those of green onions. From fall through spring the plants are topped by 12-inch-long spikes of orange flowers. For the low desert, some shade is recommended to avoid leaf tip burn. It grows well in containers, as an understory plant beneath desert trees, or in tight plantings places along sidewalks and entries. Plant in full sun to part shade, and in well-drained soils.

Tiny Tangerine (Bulbine frutescens)

SKU: TinyTangerine