Triteleia laxa

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Triteleia laxa
Triteleia laxa

Species Name: Triteleia laxa
Common Name: Ithuriel's Spear

Plant Family: Amaryllidaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 1'h
Growth Habit: Grassy blades
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun or partial sun
Soil Preference:
Water Requirements:
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple-Blue
Endangered?: Not Listed
Natural Habitat:

Care and Maintenance

  • From California Wild Flowers, Theodore Payne's 1910 first catalog dedicated to California flora: "A magnificent species; grows from 1 to 2 feet high. Flowers very large, in umbels of from 10 to 30, violet or purple. Each 5c; per doz. 50c."
Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.