Bulbs and bulblike plants
Plants are grown for spikes of freesialike flowers. In mid to late spring, each flowering stem produces six or more blooms, each to 2 in. across. Strongly ribbed, usually hairy leaves typically grow in fans. Corms are reportedly tasty to baboons, hence the plant’s common name. Plant 4 in. deep and 4 to 6 in. apart along the edge of a border or path, in a rock garden, or in deep pots. In mild-winter climates, plant in fall; in cold-winter areas, plant in early spring, waiting until temperatures remain above 20°F/–7°C. Cut back on water as leaves yellow. Trim off foliage after it dies back. Where corms can overwinter in ground, leave them in place for several years—they’ll increase and bloom more profusely with each year. Beyond their hardiness range, dig and store as for gladiolus.
Native to sub-Saharan Africa. Ribbed, usually hairy leaves grow in fans that give rise to 1-ft. spikes of freesia-like, 2-in. royal blue flowers in mid to late spring. Purple, lavender, white, and blue-and-white blooms also available.
Probably one of hardiest palms; has survived brief (but not prolonged) temperature drops to 0°F/°
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