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Calochortus venustus

Common name butterfly Mariposa lily
Family liliaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-10)
Flowers white (spring-summer)
Size 12-24"
Light part shade
Cultural notes drought-tolerant

Bulbous plant in the lily family, native to California. Upward-facing bowl flowers, grassy foliage. Goes dormant in summer.

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. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (80%G, 2-6w)

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