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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 grass 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.

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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