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T. bridgesii


Common Name: Bridge's Triteleia

Large, loose umbels of pink to purple flowers on stems 6 to 24" high, which open gradually, thus offering a lovely display for many weeks in late spring to early summer. Flowers have a glassy sheen that makes them very attractive. Grows in full sun or filtered light of oaks or native shrubs, often in rocky soils. Seeds collected in northern Sierra Nevada locations, 1800 to 2400'.

Bulbs: $2.00 each



T. hyacinthina

 

Common Name: White Hyacinth, Milk Lily

Dense clusters of showy white flowers with green midrib on each petal. Blooms in spring. Found in meadows that remain wet throughout the spring. Flowers on stems 8 to 24" can be dried for winter use. Adaptable and easy to grow. Seed collected in northern Sierra Nevada foothills at 1800 to 2200'.

Bulbs: $2.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013

 


T. ixiodes spp. scabra


Common Name: Foothill Pretty Face, Golden Brodiaea

Has light yellow, flat–petaled flowers in umbels up to 6" across; each petal has a light brown central stripe. A vigorous grower found in full sun or filtered shade. Grown from seed collected in Yuba and Nevada county foothills at 1000 to 1600'.

Bulbs: $2.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013


T. ixiodes spp. analina
T. ixiodes spp. analina


Common Name: Mountain Pretty Face

Light yellow flowers with bluish–brown veins and blue anthers, on short scapes. Best in rock gardens with excellent drainage, part shade. Grown from seed collected in Nevada county foothills above 3000'.

Bulbs: $2.50 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013



T. laxa (dark blue)


Common Name: Laxa "Humboldt's Star"

Has a striking dark blue/violet color. This natural selection grows in the inner Coast Range of Humboldt county at 1800', in natural grassy meadows under full sun all day. These hills are cooled nightly with fog or fog–induced cooling.

Bulbs: $2.50 each.



T. laxa (striped)


Common Name: Rudy's Laxa

Has violet/purple stripes against a much lighter background. This horticultural selection is probably a cross with T. bridgesii, and is extremely striking.

Bulbs: $2.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013

 

T. laxa "Morgan Hill"
T. laxa "Morgan Hill"


Common Name: Laxa "Morgan Hill"

This selection grows to the east of Mount Diablo in Contra Costa county, in part shade on grassy banks of well–drained soil.

Bulbs: $2.50 each.

 


T. laxa


Common Name: Wally Basket, Ithuriel's Spear

California’s most common Triteleia and the easiest to grow. Comes in many shades of violet. This form, from central Lake County, has a 5–6" umbel of strong blue–violet flowers on stems 24 to 30" high. Multiplies rapidly from offsets. Adaptable and easy to grow, even in heavy clay soils.

Bulbs: $2.50 each

 


T. laxa "Dinnerplate"


Common Name: "Dinnerplate" Laxa

This form grows in Fresno County, has a 8-10" umbel of light blue flowers on stems up to 36" high. Multiplies slowly from offsets. Adaptable and easy to grow, even in heavy clay soils.

Bulbs: $2.50 each

 



T. lilacina


Common Name: Foothill Triteliea

Pure white flowers gathered in an umbel on stems 12 to 14" high. The beautifully shaped lightly striped flowers have an unusual pearly sparkle that catches the eye.The seed was collected in Shasta County at the 500' elevation.

Bulbs: $2.50 each

 



T. peduncularis


Common Name: Long-rayed Triteliea

Pure white flowers on very long pedicels up to 10" long, with stems 12 to 24" high. This is a late bloomer, flowering as late as July. It is somewhat of a 'wet grower', associated with seasonal stream edges and swales, so it wants early summer water. The seed was collected from Lake County.

Bulbs: $2.50 each.

 

 

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