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Brodiaea californica var. californica

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Botanical Name: Brodiaea californica var. californica
Common Name: California Brodiaea

This brodiaea can be up to 30 inches tall. Flowers bloom from late spring to summer and can range from white to purple to pink. Makes a nice cut flower.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 1-2' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Summer dry
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Lavender
Endangered?:
Distribution: Northern North Coast Ranges, northern Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Grassland, open woodland, chaparral, gravelly clay soils or serpentine between 180-2700'

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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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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