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Sea Onion
Bowiea volubilis

Hyacinthaceae (formerly Liliaceae)

Yellow-green bulb the size of a tennis ball; a slender green stem with a tangle of fleshly stems heavily branched; flowers are insignificant.

Plant Form or Habit: cascading

Plant Use: specimen

Exposure: medium

Flower Color: green

Blooming Period: summer

Height: up to 6 feet

Width: bulb to 8 inches

Foliage Texture: fine

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: medium

Additional Comments: A curiosity; requires a well-drained loamy soil. Stems drop off in the summer when it enters dormancy. Dormant bulbs should be given plenty of light and stored in a cool, dry place. Avoid over-watering. Toxic.


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