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Calochortus clavatus var. clavatus

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Species Name: Calochortus clavatus var. clavatus
Common Name: Club-haired mariposa lily

A beautiful Lily with a "hairy" center. Keep dry during summer!

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 2' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Summer dry
Cold Hardy to: 5,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow with a Brown and Yellow centers.
Distribution: n&c Sierra Nevada Foothills, w San Joaquin Valley, south-central Central Coast, e San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast Ranges, n Western Transverse Ranges, San Gabriel Mountains.
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, chaparral, open forest, often on serpentine


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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