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PlantFiles: Azulillo
Pasithea coerulea

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pasithea (pass-ih-THEE-a) (Info)
Species: coerulea (ko-er-OO-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Pasithea caerulea

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue
Dark Blue

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


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive andreasmanique On Apr 1, 2010, andreasmanique from naerum
Denmark wrote:

I disagree with Kim_M my seeds needed no cold treatment and seeds germinate in about 10-14 days

Positive Kim_M On Aug 28, 2009, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

From my own experience: Pasithea coerulea needs cold treatment and seed maturity when propagating from seed. Newly picked seeds will germinate better over time. The seeds take 30-60 days to germinate (no less) and germination is erratic.

Positive Ursula On Nov 22, 2004, Ursula from Santiago
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

This beauty is another Chilean Native plant that can be planted in meadows, flowerbeds, pots, containers (balconies), etc. Can be used as cut flower, but it is likely to drop 'blue tears'.

Propagation via seeds is recommended during Autumn, stratifying the seeds in a mixture of equal parts of compost, regular garden soil and sand (not beach sand! but river sand). Plantils can be separated and planted in individual pots or plastic bags once they reach 5 cm (little less than 2"). They will bloom on the second year.

This plant can also be reproduced separating/splitting the rizomes.

Do not overwater.


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

Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania

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