Calochortus weedii var. weedii

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Calochortus weedii var. weedii Bulbs

Species Name: Calochortus weedii var. weedii
Common Name: Weed's mariposa lily

Anything but a weed, One of the most beautiful and spectacular members of the Calochortus family. Keep dry during summer!

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 2' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Summer dry
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow with maroon spreckles.
Endangered?: Not threatened.
Distribution: Outer South Coast Ranges, South Coast, Western Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Dry chaparral, often in heavy or rocky soil

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Care and Maintenance
Plant the base of the bulb at a depth three times the height of the bulb. Stop watering once the leaves begin to turn brown, but keep leaves on the plant until they turn completely brown.

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.