Dichelostemma ida-maia

Dichelostemma ida-maia

Habitat:
Filtered light position in well drained soil.

Distribution:
Native to Northern California and Southern Oregon

Description:
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.

Background:
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

Availability:
Available from our nursery.

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January 23, 2018