Dichelostemma
ida-maia x multiflorum
'Pink Diamond'

10 Bulbs per Bag

Wayne Roderick from the Tilden Botanical Garden selected this naturally occurring hybrid from a cross between the fiery red firecracker Dichelostemma and a blue Brodiaea. The6-20 tubular flowersare deep pink and reflexing at the end. Like its firecracker parent, it isvery attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.The 20” strap-like leaves emerge early in Spring and are followed by 8-20” flower stems later in the season. While it is important it gets ample water during the growing season (Winter/early Spring), the plant will go dormant during Summer and it is important to then keep it dry at that time. In the wild it grows at the edge of woods and it will be happy in full sun as well part shade.Tolerant of both clay and sandy soil,it will slowly spread and become a several foot wide clump. When happy, this is a totally carefree California Native. Plant bulbs 2” deep and 4 – 6” apart.

 

Sun/Pt.Shade
Avg./No Summer Water

CA Native Perennial Bulb
USDA zones 5-9