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Albuca shawii

Plant Type:


Albuca shawii (syn. trichophylla) (ex: Ellen Hornig) - Bright yellow Albuca flowers for extended weeks on end in summer. Fine, grassy foliage and multitudes of flowers make for a delicate appearance. Another great bulb from South Africa's Eastern Cape to Limpopo Province. Fully to mostly sunny siting planted in a light, quick draining mix is crucial. More moisture in summer is helpful; too much or extensive winter wet is an anathema though it must be said that as far as South African bulbs go this is easy and forgiving. Hardiness is still being tested. Many claim USDA zone 7 as the northern hardiness edge. Some claim hardiness into the minus teens (zone 5). It is certainly possible that greater hardiness occurs in differing populations - provenance can make for surprising genetic variation. And persistent snow cover can provide a blanket of protection from extremes. We're waxing conservative and will update should reports establish better facts. Established pot grown bulb(s).



16-20 in


Deep Yellow


(7b?)8 to 10
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Item Description Price  
ALBUSHAW Albuca shawii (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Albuca shawii

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Rock Garden
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Potted Plant
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Sandy


  • South Africa

Propagated By

  • Bare Root
  • Offset