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Item ID: 3704
Genus: Brodiaea
Plant Lists: California Natives, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Plants For Cutting, Edible and Useful, Clay Tolerant, Under Oaks
Plant Type: Flowering
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Brodiaea laxa 'Queen Fabiola'
"Ithuriel's Spear"Brodiaea laxa 'Queen Fabiola' "Ithuriel's Spear"

photo: First Light

THRIVING IN HEAVY SOIL, sun or shade, needing no Summer water & happy as a clam under oaks, this California native 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 
deer proof
Avg.-No Summer Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 7-10

Item ID: 3704
Genus: Brodiaea
Plant Lists: California Natives, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Plants For Cutting, Edible and Useful, Clay Tolerant, Under Oaks
Plant Type: Flowering