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Baboon Flower
Scientific Name: Babiana stricta (Aiton) Ker Gawl
Family: Iridaceae
Baboon Flower (Babiana  stricta)
Babiana stricta in the Curtis Botanical Magazine
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-24,29-31

Sun Exposure: Part sun to full sun

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habits: Deciduous bulb

Watering Needs:


Most babianas available on the market are hybrids of Babiana stricta.

Babiana stricta in the Curtis Botanical Magazine

Babiana stricta in the Curtis Botanical Magazine

Cultural Practices:
Plant the corms 3 inches apart (7.5 cm). They grow in winter in mild climate areas, treat as gladiolus in cold winter areas.

Blooming Habits:
Red, purple, violet or blue flowers, on 12 inches tall stems (30 cm), in early spring to late spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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