Botanical Name: Albuca shawii
Common Name: Dwarf Yellow Albuca
Category: Hardy Bulb
Seed Count: 30
Albuca shawii, Dwarf Yellow Albuca: Albuca shawii is a summer growing and winter dormant bulbous plant, flowering from September to February in its native habitat in southern Africa. The flower stems are around 30 cm tall and carry nodding flowers rather like tiny daffodils, of bright yellow that are green striped with a delicious almond-perfume It has narrow, somewhat fleshy leaves covered with short, slightly sticky hairs. Can be grown I pots or in ground where drainage is good, tolerates light frosts. Will self seed. 30 cm H x 10 cm W.
Sow Albuca seed at any time in good quality well draining seed raising mix, cover seed with mix or vermiculite to a depth of 5mm. Place the seed tray in a cool well lit area out doors (protect from scratching birds). Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination. Be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the garden.