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Babiana Mixed – Pre-Order
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Also known as the Baboon flower (because the bulbs feature in the diet of the Baboons), Babiana Mixed (Babiana stricta) offer stunning freesia like flowers in shades of blue purple magenta and pink.

Unlike Freesias, these lovely flowers are not fragrant so they are ideal for low allergy gardens. The dark green foliage creates a neat fan like clump providing a brilliant contrast for the flowers. Ideal for pots and containers but also excellent for naturalising in borders and rockeries. Prefers a full sun position. Early to mid season flowering.

Supplied as dormant bulbs.

* Free delivery on orders $50 or more. Delivery delays may occur due to unforeseen harvesting conditions.

Please note: We begin to dispatch orders of Pre-Order Spring Bulbs in February 2024.

  • Frost tolerant once established
  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Suitable for areas with part shade
  • Ideal in pots or containers
  • Suitable to cut for vases
  • Plant 5-10cm apart
  • Grows to 15-25cm high
  • Spring
  • Ideal Growing Regions:
  • Cool
  • Temperate
  • Arid
  • Semi-arid
  • Mild Tropical
  • Tropical
  • View growing regions on the Climate Map

Availability: Pre-Order Spring Flowering Bulb specials are available from November. For our full range search in Bulbs - Spring Flowering.

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It is also important to mention that discounted ‘end-of-season’ stock is sold on an ‘as is’ basis and is exempt from this guarantee. While this stock is generally sound, we recommend planting these items as soon as possible.

 

Our team packs and dispatches each day based on the best timing of delivery service to your state.  This way we can ensure your order is in transit for the shortest time possible.

Delivery is normally via Australia Post with larger orders delivered via StarTrack Express* courier. We service virtually all areas of Australia with only those areas not serviced by these organisations being excluded (e.g. remote islands and Territories such as Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, Cocos Islands, Groote Eylandt). We do not deliver outside Australia but happily deliver orders placed from overseas for Australian delivery. Our regular delivery charge for basic items is $12.50 Australia-wide, regardless of the number of items ordered. Due to their higher freight costs, bulky or heavy products such as roses, large pots and a small number of hard goods have higher delivery charges. The summary of all current delivery options is:

  • Basic Postage $12.50: Applies to orders NOT containing Roses, 120mm and larger pots/grow-bags, Bare-rooted Trees, Composting Buckets, nor any items with individually specified delivery charges, all delivered at one time, will incur the normal $12.50 freight charge. These items are referred to as “Basic Items“.
  • Roses & Larger Potted Items $16.90: Applies to orders containing bush Roses, 120mm up to 155mm pot/grow-bags, Composting Buckets, together with other products delivered at the same time will incur a $16.90 freight charge.
  • Small Trees & Large Pots $25.50: Applies to orders containing Trixie Fruit Trees, Dwarf Fruit Trees, Lilac Trees, Standard and/or Patio Roses, 160mm up to a 200mm pot/grow-bags, together with other products delivered at the same time will incur a $25.50 freight charge.
  • Large Items $35.00: Applies to orders containing Bare-rooted Trees, Bagged Trees, Weeping Roses, Larger items or pots/grow-bags greater than 200mm, together with other products delivered at the same time, will incur a $35.00 freight charge. Remote areas may incur an additional Freight charge but we will notify customers individually if this is the case.
  • Orders containing products with explicitly stated delivery charges will incur charges as detailed in the individual product description.
  • Order Split Fee: Some items may be delayed due to climatic or growing habits prevent them from being harvested at the time of being offered for purchase.  You will be offered a choice to wait until all items on your order are available or to receive what is currently available for an additional freight charge of $5.00.
  • We continue to maintain the simplest form of postage costs for the large variety of products we range, however in occasional circumstances of oversized orders and/or delivery location, the cost of freight can significantly impact delivery of an order therefore we reserve the right to refuse the order or contact the customer to discuss freight options and pricing.

Orders containing products from two different seasons (eg Rose or spring bulb pre-orders) that require separate deliveries will incur two delivery charges at the relevant rates (unless a free freight offer applies). A $5.00 Quarantine Inspection Surcharge applies in addition to the Delivery Charge for orders delivered to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to the increased complexity of quarantine requirements.

As quarantine inspections apply to each delivery, 2 quarantine charges will apply where orders contain products from different seasons.   *Please note that if you order large items (eg Patio, Standard or Weeping Roses, Fruit Trees) you must specify a street address for the delivery address. StarTrack Express generally do not deliver to PO Boxes or RSD addresses so your order will be held until a suitable address is obtained. In rural areas, StarTrack may deliver to physical addresses such as general stores that act as Australia Post agencies but we suggest you check with them first. Where ‘Free Delivery’ vouchers apply to an order, details of the voucher should be entered in the “Your message to us” field. Orders (except Pre-orders) are normally despatched within 7-14 working days from the time of ordering during busy periods. Delivery times may be extended during peak periods (typically following the release of the latest catalogue), extended public holidays, if extreme weather conditions are not suitable for live plant transport or as detailed in the product description.
Individual items may be back-ordered to avoid delaying the delivery of other items. Please allow additional delivery time for orders to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to quarantine restrictions.

 

Please note: Some orders may not be possible to parts of Australia due to quarantine and some items may carry unique delivery charges. Check full delivery policy.

Common Name: BABIANA
Also known as: Baboon Flower
Botanical Name: Babiana stricta
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 15-25cm H x 5-10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 10cm Depth: 8-10cm
Flowering: Spring
Positioning: Full Sun
General Information: Suitable for all climates. Babiana can tolerate very cold conditions, although protection from heavy frost is required. They will also tolerate dry conditions.
Soil: Rich and well drained.
Watering: May need additional watering when close to flowering. Can tolerate dry soil much better than over-watered soil, which can cause stress and lead to disease.
Fertilising: Will respond to a light top dressing and all-purpose fertiliser in winter.
Lifting & Storage: Babiana grow well in thick clumps and should be dug up every couple of years. The bulblets, which form above the bulb, can be saved for faster multiplication. Store in a dry and well ventilated location.
Pests: Disease and pest resistant.
Tips: Plant pointy end facing up.

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Establish which coloured region you live in and then consider the varieties listed as typically suited to that area. The Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only as climatic conditions vary between specific locations. Factors such as local altitude, wind and the proximity of hills, mountains and bodies of water can cause variations from the generalised climate map. Note also that although a plant may be listed as suitable for a particular region, it may still require protection from extremes such as frost or strong winds. You should also consider its requirements for sun, shade and water.

Remember that you can often extend the range of plants that you can grow by creating micro-climates within your garden. Planting under trees, beside brick walls or in the shelter of a building, on high or low points in the garden can all have an effect. Even planting by a pond or surrounded by rocks can be used to advantage. Part of the joy of gardening can be experimenting and nothing is more pleasing that achieving success with a plant that is not usually seen in your area.

The map is based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology 30 year climatology data from 1961-1990. The zones are based on both temperature and humidity:

  • Tropical – hot humid summer .
  • Mild Tropical – warm humid summer
  • Semi-arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Temperate – warm summer, cool winter
  • Cool – mild-warm summer, cool winter