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PlantFiles: Yellow Mariposa Lily
Calochortus luteus 'Golden Orb'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Calochortus (kal-uh-KOR-tus) (Info)
Species: luteus (LOO-tee-uss) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Orb

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Category:
Bulbs

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

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

Hardiness:
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

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

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

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive eolivas103 On May 17, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the 1st year I have planted Calochortus. I am curious whether it will re-emerge for me next year but for now it is going strong.

Neutral Kelli On Jan 6, 2004, Kelli from L.A. (Canoga Park), CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

The bulbs must be kept dry during summer dormancy or else the plants will die out.

Regional...

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

Elburn, Illinois
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Norristown, Pennsylvania



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