Sternbergia
Sternbergia fischeriana

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sternbergia (stern-BERG-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: fischeriana (fish-er-ee-AH-na) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From bulbils

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Winchester, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 16, 2006, pegdog from Winchester, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

This bulb grows in my garden at the end of summer/early fall. The blooms last about a week; also make good cuttings for small bouquets. My bulbs have been in bloom for about one month, and still popping up with new blooms until about mid-November.

It was here when I moved into this house. At first, there were no flowers on any of the foliage. Then, after I dug up and replanted the bulbs in a relandscape project, they all bloomed profusely.

Positive

On Feb 20, 2006, Boyed from Vanadzor
Armenia (Zone 6a) wrote:

Sternbergia Fischeriana
Blooms: medium yellow with orange-yellow anthers with 3 to 3.5 cm long petals
Height: from 12 to 15 cm
Blooming time: end of February / beginning of March

It resembles merenderas with its flower shape, but narcissus with leaves shape.
Grows wild in Armenia
Good garden plant