Bulbine abyssinica has linear fleshy leaves that form a basal rosette. It is mainly flowering in summer, although there are some flowers throughout the year in cultivation. Ideal as a rockery or bedding plant in well-drained soil in full sun. The plant stays compact and does not spread. In cold areas the leaves might die back in winter but it is pushed aside when the new leaves emerge in spring. The combination of Bulbine abyssinica and Felicia amelloides makes a stunning display for most of the year.