Brodiaea laxa
'Queen Fabiola'

"Ithuriel's Spear"
(syn. Triteleia laxa)

Brodiaea laxa Queen Fabiola Ithuriels Spear

THRIVING IN HEAVY SOIL, sun or shade, needing no Summer water& happy as a clam under oaks,this California native bulb also naturalizes by corms. A good “plant & forget” no care lovely for just about any location, it’s especially nice in rock gardens & wild gardens. To 12” tall & Spring blooming. The large 2” beautiful, sky-facing, purple-blue trumpets are held in loose clusters above stiff leafless stems (after grassy leaves die back). Lasting up to two weeks in a vase, it’s a wonderful cut flower you certainly won’t find at the florist. Tip: you might want to pair with Heuchera, Tellima grandiflora, or something lower growing to disguise the naked stems. Native Americans would roast the corms like potatoes.

Annie

Sun/Brt. Shade 

 

Avg./No Summer Water

CA Native Perennial Bulb
USDA Zones 7-10