All-Stars Plant Details

 Cape balsam
Latin Name: Bulbine frutescens
Common Name: Cape balsam
Type: Perennial
Size: Medium
California Native: No
Description: Small, evergreen perennial is a wonderful addition to dry perennial borders with its long-blooming spikes of delicate, star-shaped yellow flowers; fleshy, bright green foliage adds a sculptural element to the garden; tolerates drought and poor soils.
Pruning Needs: remove old flower stalks for tidy appearance
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Part Shade
Arboretum Location(s): Arboretum Teaching Nursery
Ruth Risdon Storer Garden
Water Needs: Very Low
Low
Color(s): Yellow
Bloom Season(s): Spring
Summer
Fall
Wildlife Value: None