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Triteleia laxa 'Rudy'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Triteleia (try-TELL-ay-uh) (Info)
Species: laxa (LAKS-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rudy
Synonym:Brodiaea laxa
Synonym:Brodiaea candida
Synonym:Triteleia candida

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Bulbs

Height:

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)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Pittsford, New York

Raleigh, North Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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neutral
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Positive

On Nov 8, 2007, Fairy1004 from (bestest fairy)Temperance, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I ordered mine from Brent & Becky's, have not had it's first bloom yet, but bulbs look good. It says on their web site that it needs well drained soil. Flower is white w/ violet stripes.

Neutral

On Jun 7, 2006, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

The flowers are bell or funnel shaped and are creamy white with dark grape midveins. They do flush with some being a paler purple.