• Dichelostemma ida-maia
  • Dichelostemma ida-maia
  • Dichelostemma ida-maia

Dichelostemma ida-maia

Californian Firecracker
Size: Good healthy Bulbs

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Quick Overview

  • Distinctive crimson and cream flowers
  • Clusters of firecracker-like blooms
  • Well-drained soil
  • Full sun

Description

Dichelostemma ida-maia, the Californian Firecracker or Firecracker Flower, is a bulbous perennial with very distinctive and stunningly attractive crimson tubular flowers that hang down in large clusters, the green tips opening as pale cream reflexed tepals with cream anthers. It is a startlingly unusual and eye-catching bloom and it is immediately obvious - both from the colour and the shape - how it get its Firecracker name. A Californian native wildflower, it grows on well-drained soils on coastal meadows and grasslands, in mixed evergreen and redwood forests, at the margins of woods and in forest openings up into lower and mid-elevations of the western slopes of the mountains, its range extending from the coast and Klamath Ranges north into Southwest Oregon. The flowers appear from May onwards usually lasting until late June or early July. The stems are tall and slender and often become floppy under the weight of the pendulous flowers so the bulbs are best planted in close groups or amongst other medium-height perennials so that the stems have some support. Once flowering has finished, Dichelostemma ida-maia needs a summer dormancy period and all watering should stop, a well-drained soil greatly assisting this process.

A showy and unique flower, Dichelostemma ida-maia, is an easy and undemanding species and deserves to be more widely planted. 

Highly recommmended.

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Excellent quality bulbs Review by Jacqueline
A new plant to me, but what a beauty. Good sized healthy bulbs supplied. Potting up over winter such that I can plant them out in May and hopefully get a brilliant display. (Posted on 23/12/2015)
very good Review by Sophie
good solid bulbs no mould or rot (Posted on 22/08/2014)

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Dichelostemma ida-maia

Californian Firecracker
Size: Good healthy Bulbs

Availability: Sold Out

£0.89
  • Buy 3 for £0.79 each and save 12%
  • Buy 5 for £0.69 each and save 23%
  • Buy 10 for £0.59 each and save 34%

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