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Item ID: 3202
Genus: Chlorogalum
Plant Lists: California Natives, Clay Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Edible and Useful, Hot and Dry Climates, Wild Life, Deer Resistant
Plant Type: Bulb
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Chlorogalum pomeridianum
'Short Form'

Chlorogalum pomeridianum 'Short Form' Chlorogalum pomeridianum 'Short Form'

flower/bulb photo: randomtruth@flickr.com,
foliage photo: xerantheum@flickr.com

“Soap Plant” makes an lovely (& useful!) addition to garden beds, dry gardens, rock gardens & meadows. Normally the flower stems gets up to 3' tall, but this form has shorter 20” stems that remain upright. Found throughout California on dry, open hills, the native bulb forms a 1” wide rosette of attractive, wavy margined gray-green leaves. In late Spring, widely branched panicles of very fragrant, delicate looking white flowers appear, giving a graceful air to the garden. The blooms are pollinated by moths, so are extra fragrant in the evening. EASY & poor soil tolerant. Native Californians used the raw bulbs for soap & roasted them for food. The fibers around the bulb can also be pulled off & bound to make a brush to use while soaping up the dishes! Supper, soap & scrubber all in one! Deciduous in Fall.

Annie

Chlorogalum pomeridianum 'Short Form'

Full Sun-Lt. Shade
Low-No Sum. Water

Sum. dormant bulb
USDA Zones 6-11

Item ID: 3202
Genus: Chlorogalum
Plant Lists: California Natives, Clay Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Edible and Useful, Hot and Dry Climates, Wild Life, Deer Resistant
Plant Type: Bulb