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Triteleia hyacinthina

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Triteleia hyacinthina bulbs
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Triteleia hyacinthina bulbs

Species Name: Triteleia hyacinthina
Common Name: White Brodiaea

Area these are planted in should be moist in winter and spring, then dry in the summer to avoid bulb rot). Beautiful flowering spring bulb, get for meadow area. Fabuluous planted under Cercis occidentalis (western Redbud) or Ceanothus species.

Plant Family: Amaryllidaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 1'-3'h
Growth Habit: Upright flowering bulb
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference: Sand or clay
Water Requirements: Semi-dry
Cold Hardy to: To 6,000'
Flower Season: April to July
Flower Color: White to pale blue
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Northwestern CA, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, Great Central Valley, northern and central portions of Central CA; also north to B.C. and Idaho
Natural Habitat: Grassland, vernally wet meadows



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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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