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Albuca bracteata


Albuca bracteata (syn. Ornithogalum caudatum), pregnant or sea onion, looks like an onion with thick, bright green leaves.

Albuca bracteata (syn. Ornithogalum caudatum) is known as pregnant or sea onion. It is a long-lived, bulbous plant with a large, rounded bulb that sits atop the ground and long, broad, bright green semi-succulent leaves, all of which resemble onions. The snake-like flowering stem can be three feet long covered in white and green star-like flowers. It makes baby bulbs at its base forming attractive colonies over time. Photo: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Pregnant or Sea Onion

Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Forests, forest margins, woodlands, and sheltered slopes in South Africa.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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