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)
On Jan 2, 2013, schmeeges from Sintaluta Canada wrote:
I live in Saskatchewan in Canada Zone 3 and these plants survive here but don't bloom until early-mid June. They multiply by little tiny bulbs very slowly, but they have set seeds if blooms are left on. I have collected the seeds and tried starting them but with no success. Any suggestions?
On May 25, 2010, Massgirl from Franklin, MA wrote:
I bought these super cheap from a mail order/online catalog. I didn't think I'd get much out of them, but with about 40 bulbs I planted them in groups of five near some other lilies last fall. They are blooming now (end of May) in my zone 6 garden. So pretty, wispy, and airy looking! I love the delicate purple color, and the bunnies in my yard don't seem to care about them, which is an added bonus!
On May 27, 2008, jmorth from Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
Needs perfect drainage, very dry in summer, protection from excessive wet winter.
Ixiolirion spp. are native to SW and central Asia in fields and and rocky hillsides to elevations of 8775 ft.
Early blues in my garden.
On May 19, 2007, bekahluvr from Talladega, AL wrote:
Propagate by removing the offsets from mature
bulbs. These can take up to four years to attain blooming
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Moores Mill, Alabama Kachina Village, Arizona Aurora, Colorado Denver, Colorado Elizabeth, Colorado Highlands Ranch, Colorado Cordele, Georgia Algonquin, Illinois Divernon, Illinois Quincy, Illinois Franklin, Massachusetts South Lyon, Michigan Blaine, Minnesota Lincoln, Nebraska Cayuga Heights, New York New Hartford, New York Rotterdam, New York Albemarle, North Carolina Albany, Oregon Monmouth, Oregon North Bend, Oregon Leesburg, Virginia Chimacum, Washington Five Corners, Washington Kalama, Washington Seattle, Washington