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Calochortus weedii var. vestus

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Calochortus fimbriatus
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Calochortus fimbriatus

Species Name: Calochortus fimbriatus
Common Name: Weed's mariposa lily or Late-flowered mariposa lily

One of the late blooming Calochortuses. One of the most beautiful and spectacular members of the Calochortus family. Keep dry during summer! Renamed 2011 from Calochortus weedii var. vestus.

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: Early Summer (June-July)
Flower Color: White-Pink with maroon edges, mauve to maroon center, yellow hairs inside petals
Endangered?: List 1B.2
Distribution: Outer South Coast Ranges, Western Transverse Ranges
Natural Habitat: Dry, open coastal woodland, chaparral

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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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