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Babiana 'Kew Hybrids'


Babiana stricta 'Kew Hybrids' commonly known as Baboon flowers are lightly fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers of white, lavender, pink, blue and purple.

Babiana hails from the Iris family and are somewhat reminiscent of Freesia but offering a different colour range. In the case of the 'Kew Hybrids' they offer a profusion of lightly fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers in vibrant shades of white, lavender, rose-pink, blue, and purple. The leaves are narrow, lance-shaped and erect displaying a green background for the blooms. Commonly known as baboon flowers because baboons in South Africa eat the corms for food. Great in the garden beds, on the patio, in pots, and in the vase. Lift in fall for winter protection or give a heavy mulch in coastal BC. Pollinator attractor. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Common Name: Baboon Flower - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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