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Climbing Onion (Bowiea volubilis)

Climbing Onion (Bowiea volubilis)

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Climbing Onion (Bowiea volubilis)
This one truly thrives on neglect. A member of the lily family from South Africa, it’s an old favorite that’s easy-to-grow and puts on a fanciful display. In late winter, vining stems emerge from the bulb, or “onion.” With great vigor and determination, they grow up any nearby support. As they mature, dense lacy branches form and give a full appearance. When fall arrives, the growth dies back and the Climbing Onion goes into a period of dormancy.
Hardiness Zone 10
Sun Requirement Full Sun, Partial Sun
Grows to 16"
Minimum Temperature Indoors 40
Plant Type Easy Grower
  1. Unusual and Fun Review by JEANNE
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    I had a climbing onion many years ago. It was amazing - great grower till my parrot made lunch out of the bulb. I purchased one earlier this winter. I had been searching to find this plant again. It's growing quickly and has a nice form. I would think this would be a great gift for a young person who appreciates something a bit different. It's on my kitchen sill and it seems happy there. :) (Posted on 4/6/2016)