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Calochortus dunnii

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Calochortus dunnii Bulb
Calochortus dunnii Bulb

Species Name: Calochortus dunii
Common Name: Dunn's mariposa lily

A rare and endangered species native to San Diego County. 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:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White with a burgundy and Yellow center
Endangered?: List 1B.2. It is listed by the state of California as Rare (listed Nov 1979)
Distribution: San Diego County.
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, Closed-cone Pine Forest


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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