Dichelostemma volubile

Dichelostemma volubile

Adapatable species that copes quite well with a range of soil types, provided it remains dry during the summer months.

From central to northern California

Often referred to as the “Snake Lily” due to the flowering stem taking on a coiling-twining approach as it makes its way along the ground or through a low lying shrub towards the light. The flowering stem which can twin for terminates in a tight cluster of numerous, small pinkish flowers. The flowers are a little over a ½ inch long (1.2 cm.), with short fat tubes and spreading free segments. In cultivation it is hardy to around – 9 Deg C and should be given a dry summer dormancy.

Volubile derives from the Latin word volubilis, meaning turning, spinning, or winding, and refers, of course, to plants wandering stem.

Available from our nursery.


Posted on

January 23, 2018