Babiana sambucina (Jacq.) Ker Gawl.

Baboon Flower

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Babiana

Category: Bulb

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: To 8" tall

Exposure: Sun


Light purple flowers. Low water. Hairy linear leaves.


Published in Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 1: 234 in 1804.

Basionym Gladiolus sambucinus Jacq. published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 7 t. 15 in 1797.

Native to South Africa.


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