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Calochortus tolmiei

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Calochortus (kal-uh-KOR-tus) (Info)
Species: tolmiei

Synonym:Calochortus coeruleus var. mawei
Synonym:Calochortus elegans var. lobbii
Synonym:Calochortus glaucus
Synonym:Calochortus purdyi
Synonym:Calochortus mawei

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Bulbs
Perennials

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

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
Purple
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Regional...

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

Highlands-baywood Park, California
Gold Hill, Oregon
Salem, Oregon



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