Calochortus venustus 'Burgundy'
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Species Name: Calochortus venustus 'Burgundy'
Common Name: 'Burgundy' Butterfly Mariposa Lily
- This selection was made for the extraordinary, rich red color of the flower. Plant with perennials or small shrubs that won't receive any water in the summer. This mariposa lily, like most others, needs to be dry during summer dormancy.
- 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 to part sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Summer dry
- Cold Hardy to: 8000'
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Variable
- Distribution: Sierra Nevada Foothils, Central Western California, Western Transverse Ranges, San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Monica Mountains
- Natural Habitat: Grassland, woodland, yellow 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.
- Other Names
- 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. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.