This South African Flower is called Babiana Stricta. The flowers range in color from brilliant hues of blue and lavender to deep pink. They make excellent cut flowers and flower care is pretty straightforward. They grow well in a variety of soils, including those with a high sand content. However, baboon flowers require good drainage. Avoid areas that receive run-off from overhangs or roofs. Soil drainage can be improved by raising flower beds or by adding organic material, such as compost. Having originated in a tropical climate, the flower is both heat and drought resistant. For the best results, select a sunny to mostly sunny location that receives regular rainfall. About an inch (2.5 cm.) a week during the growing season is ideal.