Today's bloom is Butterfly Mariposa (Calochortus venustus)

Bloom of the Day for February 11th, 2012:

Type of plant: Bulbs

Bloom color: Red, Bright Yellow, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 5a to Zone 9b

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm), 12-18 in. (30-45 cm), 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing: 3-6 in. (7-15 cm), 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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pirl wrote:
Pretty color! Love the center of the blossom!

Kell wrote:
In looking at how many cool ones there are of Calochortus, I can see how someone would want to collect all of them.