Dichelostemma ida-maia

Dichelostemma ida-maia

Filtered light position in well drained soil.

Native to Northern California and Southern Oregon

A perennial which erects a tall, naked stem topped with an umbel of six to 20 flowers. Each flower is a cylindrical red tube two to three centimeters long. The tip of each flower lobe curls back to reveal a shiny white underside. The curls rim the mouth of the tubular flower in a corona.

The species name is said to have been suggested by a stagecoach driver who showed the plant to an early collector; it honors the drivers niece, Ida May

Available from our nursery.