Bulbine Lily, Golden Lily, Native Onion., Native Leak, Native Leek, Native Onion.
Presence in Australia
Widespread in region.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.
Damp sites in woodland, grassland, and sclerophyll forest.
Small tufted perennial herb, 27-75cm high. Thick roots and succulent strap-like leaves. Dies down to underground tuber after flowering and re-shoots in autumn.
Requires well-drained soil. Tolerates frost. Sensitive to drought.
Late Nov to late Dec. Monitor closely as seeds shed 3-14 days after maturity. Mature seeds dark brown.
From seed sown in autumn, or by division in autumn. Transplants readily. Seeds germinate readily in 4-8 weeks after 2-3 month dormancy. Try germinating at cooler temperatures such as 16oC. Can be direct seeded into pots.
Regenerates readily from seed.
Kooris ate bulbous roots year-round.
Very attractive ornamental for rockeries and containers. Plant in groups for best effect.
Apply small quantities of native plant fertiliser to encourage growth. Susceptible to garden snails and slugs.