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Calochortus

Phonetic Spelling
ka-loh-KOR-tus
Description

Calochortus is a genus of North American lily and includes about 70 species. Within the genus are mariposas lilies with open, wedge-shaped, petals; globe lilies with globe-shaped flowers, and star tulips with erect pointed petals. Flowers are produced on a stem that rises from the underground bulb in late spring or early summer. As a general rule, these plants prefer full sun in the morning with some protection from a hot, afternoon, sun. They grow well in well drained soil and are somewhat cold hardy; however, they will be injured at temperatures below 28 degrees F.

Bulbs should be stored at 60 to 70 degrees F. and planted about 5 inches deep.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#perennial bulb#colorful#summer bulbs#cold tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#perennial bulb#colorful#summer bulbs#cold tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Calochortus
    Family:
    Liliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Bulb Storage:
    Store corms dry at 60 to 70 degrees F.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Unlike most lilies, petals differ in size and color from their sepals. Flowers can be white, yellow, pink, purple, bluish, or streaked. The insides of the petals are often very 'hairy'.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No