Babiana sambucina is widely distributed and fairly common between Ceres and Port Elizabeth.
The winter growing bulbs can be confused with the rarer Babiana karooica from the Little Karoo, but the flowers are larger.
The bluish-purple flowers have variable red and white markings.
The leaves usually wilt when the bulbs are transplanted, but recuperate the next season.
Propagation is from seed.
Babiana sambucina in flower. Another image.