Photos : Tino de Monte
Broadleaf Catstail (Bulbinella latifolia)
There are 24 bulbine species – 18 from South Africa and 6 from Nieu-Zealand. Bulbinella can be grown in the garden in rockeries or as container plants, the flowers are colourful and long-lasting when cut and placed in the vase. Most South African species flower from winter to early summer, but 4 species flower during the drier period between summer and autumn. The New Zealand species usually flower mid summer. Bulbine latifolia has broad, succulent leaves and are the largest in the genus. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Western Cape.