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Triteleia laxa 'Queen Fabiola'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Triteleia (try-TELL-ay-uh) (Info)
Species: laxa (LAKS-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Queen Fabiola

Synonym:Brodiaea laxa
Synonym:Brodiaea candida
Synonym:Triteleia candida

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20 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral weedsfree On Jul 20, 2011, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

Cold hardiness zones 5-9.

Positive ladyannne On May 4, 2005, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I thought this was a weed, growing freely under a large mulberry tree until I pulled one up and saw the bulb. These will multiply easily left in the ground in zone 9 in deep shade. One of the earliest spring surprises.


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

Fair Oaks, California
Merced, California
Pacifica, California
Lula, Georgia
Olathe, Kansas
Henderson, Nevada
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Delaware, Ohio
Pocola, Oklahoma
Salem, Oregon
Springfield, Oregon
Knoxville, Tennessee
Dalworthington Gardens, Texas
Fate, Texas
Farmington, Utah
Magna, Utah
Gore, Virginia
Five Corners, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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