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Bloomeria crocea

Common name golden stars
Family asparagaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6/7-10)
Flowers yellow (spring)
Size 8-20"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes drought-tolerant
From seed Germinates at room temperature, incrementally over several weeks
detailed seed-starting info below

California native bulb, needs moisture in winter, dry in summer. There are several recognized varieties, differing in flower color, but most appear to be yellow.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for var. crocea from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (83%G, 8-25d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (47%G, 6-23d)
  3. Seed from NARGS '20/'21 exchange. Baggy 70F (70%G, 14-60d)

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