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Bloomeria crocea var. montana

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Botanical Name: Bloomeria crocea var. montana
Common Name: Common Golden Stars

A beautiful, delicate bulb with clusters of bright yellow star-shaped flowers. Tolerates clay soil, winter moisture and summer drought. Combines well with other drought-tolerant natives.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 12 in. H
Growth Habit: Clump
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Clay
Water Requirements: Summer dry
Cold Hardy to: 5,100'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges, northern Baja
Natural Habitat: Grassland, open woodlands, chaparral edges

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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.
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