Maori Onion (Bulbinella hookeri)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 24 inches to 28 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Groundcover
Edible Parts: Roots
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: @ 6 to 12 weeks
Depth to plant seed: Lightly cover with sand or well draining, gritty medium.
Suitable for wintersowing
Other info: Seeds can be sown at any time but it's best to sow in winter or early spring; benefitting from a cold spell in moist compost to break dormancy.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Location: Edrom nursery, ScotlandDate: 2013-06-08
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