Dichelostemma Congestum
Dichelostemma Congestum
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Dichelostemma Congestum:

Or it might more commonly be known as congested snake lily perhaps forktooth ookow may sound familiar.  This versatile plant is not confused about itself but horticulturist are: "Once considered a taxonomic section of the genus Brodiaea, it is now considered a distinct genus. It has been considered to be in various families in the past Amaryllidaceae, Alliacae, Liliacae. It is now placing it in a new family, Themidaceae"( Pacific bulb Society)

This Little gem's natural home is mainly California, central California all the way up into Canada. Winter rainy season is when they grow,  April to June are when they bloom as the days get dry and warm.  The leaves start to shrivel right before dormancy in summer and do not sprout again until it starts to rain in the fall. They need moderate watering

Zones: 5-8
Sun: Full Sun
Bulb Size: 5-7 cm Cir.

Zones 6-11.

4 + cm round bulbs!

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