January 26, 2023
Babiana framesii

Babiana framesii

Babiana framesii or sometimes called Baboon Corms is a cormous perennial native to South Africa. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. Baboons in its native South Africa browse the flower and therefore the name.

Babiana framesii
Babiana framesii

It flowers in spring. The flowers are purple and have white markings. They are about 2in or 5cm deep. Babiana framesii leaves are spiky and pleated. They grow about 5in or 12cm tall. They grow well in rocky environments.

How to grow Babiana framesii:

Grow Babiana framesii in the sun. Plant it in any kind of soil that is well-drained. Don’t water them during the dormant season. It is heat and drought-resistant. Babiana framesii is hardy to 25ºF or -4ºC. In lower temperatures remove and store the corms in a dry location and plant it in spring. Leave the leaves after the flowers are gone as they store energy for the next season.

Babiana framesii
Babiana framesii

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