Elegant Brodiaea, Harvest Brodiaea
Brodiaea elegans

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Brodiaea (broh-dih-EE-uh) (Info)
Species: elegans (ELL-eh-ganz) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 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:

Dark Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

Redlands, California

Boise, Idaho

Salem, Oregon

Tangent, Oregon

Richmond, Texas

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 15, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I purchased this bulb b/c the nursery owner, whom I trust, said it was a wonderful bulb, very tolerant of various condititions. I look forward to it multiplying as a single bulb doesn't make much of a statement. Commonly known as elegant clusterlily. Foliage dies before blooming.

Positive

On May 20, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:

Pretty blue flowers keep coming back and increasing their numbers in a variety of conditions: poor, dry soil, shade, sun. Blooms in May and June.