Dichelostemma volubile

Dichelostemma volubile

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

Distribution:
From central to northern California

Description:
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.

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

Availability:
Available from our nursery.