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Herbertia lahue subsp. caerulea

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Herbertia (her-BERT-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lahue subsp. caerulea

Synonym:Herbertia drummondii

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Veined

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dmj1218 On Jan 29, 2007, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

These delightful and delicate bulbs are native to Texas; blooms violet with a white flower eye March through May; easy to grow in sun to partial shade.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Coushatta, Louisiana
Port Vincent, Louisiana
Lorman, Mississippi
Floresville, Texas
Houston, Texas
La Grange, Texas
Port Lavaca, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Santa Fe, Texas
Shenandoah, Texas
West Livingston, Texas
Willis, Texas



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