Calochortus luteus 'Golden Orb'

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Calochortus luteus 'Golden Orb'
Calochortus luteus 'Golden Orb'
Calochortus luteus 'Golden Orb'

Species Name: Calochortus luteus 'Golden Orb'
Common Name: Golden Orb' Mariposa Lily

Unique bright yellow flowers have a brown spot at the base of each petal. Plant with native grasses in a meadow garden. Needs to be dry during summer dormancy.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 1'H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Summer dry
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

Care and Maintenance


Other Names
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.