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Calochortus luteus

Common name yellow Mariposa lily
Family liliaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-10?)
Flowers yellow (spring-early summer)
Size 12"
Light part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil

California native, whose hardiness is in question (some say it's hardy only to zone 8). They retreat to their bulbs in summer, and don't want water during the hot season.

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (92%G, 7-13w)

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