Brodiaea laxa
'Queen Fabiola'

"Ithuriel's Spear"
(syn. Triteleia laxa)

Brodiaea laxa Queen Fabiola Ithuriels Spear

THRIVING IN HEAVY SOIL, sun or shade, needing no Summer water and happy as a clam under oaks, this California native bulb also naturalizes by corms. A good “plant and forget” no care lovely for just about any location, it’s especially nice in rock gardens and wild gardens. To 12” tall and Spring blooming. The large 2” beautiful, sky-facing, purple-blue trumpets are held in loose clusters above stiff leafless stems (after grassy leaves die back). Lasting up to two weeks in a vase, it’s a wonderful cut flower you certainly won’t find at the florist. Tip: you might want to pair with Heuchera, Tellima grandiflora, or something lower growing to disguise the naked stems. Native Americans would roast the corms like potatoes.

Annie

Sun/Brt. Shade 

 

Avg./No Summer Water

CA Native Perennial Bulb
USDA Zones 7-10