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Iconic species of the Willamette Valley. Long-lived perennial bulb. Attracts many especially social bees (honey and bumble bees), solitary bees, and bee flies. Bulbs often will not flower until they are 3-5 years old. 


  • Height- 18”-36”
  • Width- 6”
  • Water: Moist to Wet
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Bloom time: May
  • Direct sowing: Sow in fall. Seeds are dormant and need 60-90 days of cold moist chilling (40 degrees or less) before seeds will germinate. Seeds germinate in late winter/early spring.
  • Growing transplants: Seeds can be sown in containers in fall and left outside over winter. Bulbs grow slowly, putting on one or two leaves each year.

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