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Calochortus weedii var. intermedius

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Calochortus weedii var. intermedius Bulb
Calochortus weedii var. intermedius Bulb

Species Name: Calochortus weedii var. intermedius
Common Name: Weed's mariposa lily

Anything but a weed, One of the most beautiful and spectacular members of the Calochortus family. 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: Yellow with white edges, mauve to maroon center
Endangered?: List 1B.2
Distribution: Central South Coast & North Peninsular Ranges (Orange Co.)
Natural Habitat: Dry chaparral, often in heavy or rocky soil


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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