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Brodiaea terrestris ssp. kernensis

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Brodiaea terrestris Bulbs
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Brodiaea terrestris Bulbs

Species Name: Brodiaea terrestris ssp. kernensis
Common Name: Kern Brodiaea

 : An interesting Brodiaea-- flowers literally form at ground level.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 3" H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference: Loam to clay
Water Requirements: Summer dry
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Late spring
Flower Color: Purple
Endangered?: Not endangered.
Distribution: Sierra Nevada Foothills, Tehachapi Mountain Area, South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Grassland, open woodlands

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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