Dichelostemma capitatum
"Blue Dicks"

Dichelostemma capitatum "Blue Dicks"

Native to most of California, this delightful native wildflower grows from vigorous corms to about 30 inches tall, and blooms from Feb. to May. Handsome, metallic, purple bracts hold the tight heads of purple to blue funnel-shaped flowers on stiff single stems. The leaves are grass-like and may wither by bloom time. Long lived and dependable, it will naturalize easily as long as you plant it in well drained soil in the sun. Blue Dicks are edible too! The flowers are a pretty edition to salad and the corms have a sweet flavor, raw or cooked. Reseeds!

Annie

Sun only 
Summer water only 

Perennial
USDA zones 5-10

Annie's Annuals