bulbine semibarbata 'Wild Leek' Seeds

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bulbine semibarbata (eastern states) 'Wild Leek' - 10x Seeds

This plant produces stunning bright yellow flowers that are both fragrant and eye-catching with each flower opening to around 2cm in width.

Bulbine semibarbata is a perennial herb. Succulent leaves are up to 27 centimeters long with a channel. From September to December, plants produce multiple flowering stems up to 40 centimeters long.

An attractive species with fragrant flowers. It is especially suited to rockeries and cottage gardens and is also excellent as a container plant.

It is also frost hardy.

Bush food : The corms are best roasted and can be eaten all year round


Seed Starting Method

Bulbine seeds come in a range of sizes from very tiny to a few millimeters. As a general rule Bulbine semibarbata seed should be sown to the depth of the seed. 

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Smoke treatment recommended

Sowing Depth

See above.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season

Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 20-40 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height 50cm high 
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for most native species.

Research shows that many members of this species are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke, which mimocs an Australian bushfire. Although germination will may occur without smoke treatment it has proved be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by applying to the surface after sowing.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives


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