California wildflower. Grassy foliage grows from corms, with clusters of purple-blue flowers on wiry stems in spring. Dormant in summer. Reports of its hardiness vary widely, and in any case the hardiness will depend on the source of the seed - so I don't know if they'll be happy in our garden. Time will tell...
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (6w) -70F (60%G, 3-14d).
Also baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (31d) - 70F (40%G, 7-33d)
- Same seed as above, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (68%G, 4-10d)
Single dormancy: cold treatment required, first warm stage was not necessary.
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March 20, 2011