Bulbine semibarbata

Family: Asphodelaceae

Bulbine semibarbata is a perennial herb. Succulent leaves are up to 27 centimetres long with a channel. From September to December, plants produce multiple flowering stems up to 40 centimetres long. Each flowering stem holds up to 35 yellow blooms. Each flower is up to two centimetres in diameter.

Bulbine semibarbata is a widespread species and is found throughout Australia except the Northern Territory.

Individually Bulbine semibarbata plants are not very prominent. Fortunately, the species will self seed. This is, of course, increases plant numbers and boosts the impact of the species in the garden.

In the garden

Bulbine semibarbata could be cultivated in native cottage gardens and rockeries.


This native perennial propagates readily from seed.

Other information

By Warren and Gloria Sheather