Flower Color Red Common Name Dichelostemma Botanical Name Dichelostemma Ida-Maia Light Requirements Full sun Bloom Time Mid to Late Spring Estimated Mature Height 14-24" tall Optimal planting spread 3-6" wide Planting Season Autumn Planting Depth 6-8 Inches deep Soil Moisture Average
DetailsThe type comes from North California and Oregon, where it grows in coniferous and mixed forests, it is a plant for a warm, sunny border in free-draining soil. Loved by hummingbirds!
Native to North America, Dichelostemma have corms rather than bulbs, although planting guidelines are almost the same as for planting bulbs. Dichelostemma flower in the late pring with tubular flowers. Leaves die off by the time the plants flower.
How to Grow Dichelostemma Bulbs:
1. In the Fall, choose a very sunny spot with well-drained soil.
2. Planting dichelostemma bulbs is fairly simple. You'll notice when you receive your bulbs that they look like mini onions and it will be easy to see that the spike should point upwards when planting.
3. Usually the rule of thumb when planting bulbs is that bulbs need at least 2 times their height of soil above them. Dig a 2 to 3 inch deep hole, drop the bulb into it (remember, spike points up!) and cover with soil.
4. Regarding spacing between bulbs, if planting in beds, leave approx 4 inches between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can cluster them a little closer together.
5. After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.
6. Dichelostemma bulbs will flower in the late Spring. After the flowers die down, the plant can enjoy a warm and dry rest period. You don't have to water too much during this rest period.
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Fall Planted bulbs are shipped from August through October.Order placed before Aug 1st:Excpect your order to arrive beginning of September at your location.Order placed Aug 1st through Oct15:Please allow 2-3 weeks delivery time from Holland after placing your order.