Gelasine coerulea
(syn. Alophia sellowiana)

This is my very favorite bulb! A rare member of the Iris family with such unusual colored flowers – sky-blue-flushed light lavender. JUST. SO. GORGEOUS! And, dear plant geeks, the anthers are bright purple against a soft white throat. Eeek! To 2” across, the Iris like flowers face outwards atop upright 12-20” stems and they just keep coming May till September at least (I still have a few blooms as I write this in December). Slender Iris-like foliage is evergreen for us here in USDA zone 9b-10a with Summer water. Otherwise, it’s deciduous. A cinch to grow, especially in a pot, it’ll multiply by corms quite rapidly, so you can share this treasure with your friends. Feed in Spring. Well-drained soil. Native to S. Brazil/Argentina. Said to be hardy to 0 degrees F.


Low/Avg. Water

Perennial Bulb
USDA zones 9-11