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Californian Firecracker
Dichelostemma 'Pink Diamond'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Dichelostemma (dy-kel-OH-stem-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Diamond

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Richmond, California

Tallahassee, Florida

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

Color is a Rasberry Pink more than a Magenta just don't have that choice in the bloom color. This bloom is held above the plant on wirey stems of about 24 inches. Foliage is grassy and a nice green color.

Neutral

On Sep 3, 2003, debi_z from Springfield, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I haven't grown this plant, but while researching it, I learned that it requires moisture while growing and dying back, but then wants dry conditions until the following year.