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  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
  • Growing
    • Needs Winter Protection
    • Perennial
  • RHS Recommended
    • Award of Garden Merit
  • Perfect For
    • Pots & Tubs
    • Small Garden & Balcony
  • Flowering Height
    • 20-25 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 5/+ cm
  • Colour
    • Mixed

Babiana Stricta Mixed

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Each upright spire of Babiana ‘Stricta Mixed’ carries up to ten, trumpet-shaped blooms for a highly floriferous display, even in a compact space. A charming assortment of pale purples, these flowers are often likened to Freesias. Native to South Africa, Babiana are commonly known as ‘baboon flowers’ because baboons are known to eat the corms – not such a problem here in the UK! Their petite stature makes them ideally suited to containers, rockeries, and border edges in sheltered locations. Babiana ‘Stricta’ has earned itself an RHS Award of Garden Merit for outstanding vigour and performance.

Care Guide

A delicate species with Freesia-like blooms, which thrives in a sunny, sheltered location. Plant corms 15cm deep and 10cm apart in well-drained, fertile soil in late spring once the risk of frost has passed. Provide regular watering, ensuring the soil stays consistently moist. Slender, elegant stems rise to heights of 20-30cm producing funnel-shaped flowers in late summer. Not frost resistant – apply a deep layer of mulch in winter to protect the corms or lift and store in a frost-free place such as a greenhouse or garage until the following spring.

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