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Albuca shawii

Albuca shawii
Albuca shawii
Synonym(s) Albuca trichophylla
Family hyacinthaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-11)
Flowers yellow (summer-early fall)
Size 20"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Bulbous plant from South Africa, with grassy foliage and pendulous yellow flowers held alternatingly on a mass of slender upright stems. Dormant in winter, blooms in late spring-summer. Both the foliage and the flowers are reportedly fragrant. I grew it from seed a couple years, and got a number of seedlings both times, but have only a single small plant to show for it. As the photos above show, it isn't anything to write home about just yet.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: right-fence nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 35F (3w) - 70F (9%G, 3w)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (100%G, 8-14d); Baggy 35F (40d) - 70F (31%G, 6-13d)

Clearly a cold stage is not required

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