1570 Brodiaea californica - Pink Form ---- Each: $ 3.00 / 3 for $ 7.50
One of the last Brodiaeas to bloom, with very large open umbels of shimmering pink.
The most beautiful Brodiaea of all.
1580 Brodiaea californica - Violet Form ----- Each: $ 3.00 / 3 for $ 7.50
Large umbels that are a deep glistening violet, on 18-24" stems.
This color form is from higher elevations than the pink one.
1585 Brodiaea californica - Lavender Form ----- Not available this year
The color of this variety of B. californica is a beautiful clear lavender.
1575 Brodiaea californica - White Form -- Each: $5.00
This lovely variety is white. Vegetatively propagated, the white
form does not set seed.
1586 Brodiaea californica var. leptandra ---- Each: $ 3.00
A smaller form of the lovely B. californica that is much less common
1590 Brodiaea coronaria Harvest Brodiaea ---- Each: $ 3.00
The most northerly of the Brodiaeas, B. coronaria is the hardiest of the
Brodiaeas with its glistening umbels of violet flowers on 12” stems. Zone 7 or less.
1600 Brodiaea elegans ----- Each: $ 3.50
Deep violet-blue flowers on 12-20" stems. This Brodiaea blooms
earlier than B. californica, and is excellent as a cut flower.
1605 Brodiaea filifolia ---- Each: $ 3.50
A very rare vernal-pool Brodiaea with umbels of deep violet flowers. Grown from
cultivated stock from the Berkeley Botanical Garden.
1610 Brodiaea insignis --- Not available
A small Brodiaea that grows in just a few locations in Tulare County
in southern California. Rare. Bulbs are naturally very small
1620 Brodiaea jolonensis ---- Each: $ 4.00
A compact Brodiaea that grows only 6" tall, with umbels of flowers
that are a pale violet blue. Suitable for the rock garden.
1625 Brodiaea kinkiensis --- Each: $ 3.50
A rare species that hails from San Clemente Island off the coast
of southern California with pale violet flowers on short stems.
1650 Brodiaea pallida Chinese Camp Brodiaea --- Each: $ 3.50
This lovely Brodiaea is listed as endangered, but fortunately it is well
established in the collections of Botanical Gardens, from whence our
plants originated. The flowers are of palest lilac.
1660 Brodiaea purdyi ---- Each: $ 3.50 FEW AVAILABLE
The narrow violet petals give this lovely Brodiaea a “spidery” appearance.
The many-flowered umbels are on 8” stems.
1670 Brodiaea stellaris ---- Each: $ 3.50 FEW AVAILABLE
Starry bright blue flowers are held on short 4-6" stems.
1680 Brodiaea terrestris ---- Each: $ 3.00
The stem is so short, the large umbels look as though they emerge
from the ground. Violet flowers. Excellent for the rock garden.
1700 Bloomeria humilis ---- Each: $ 3.50
A very rare species of Bloomeria with dainty yellow umbels on stems
only 4” tall. Its tiny stature makes it suitable for troughs or pot culture.
1705 Bloomeria crocea ---- Each: $ 3.50
Masses of lovely golden yellow stars open from chestnut brown buds.
Excellent for the dry garden.
1710 Dichelostemma capitatum ---- Each: $ 2.50
Can bloom as early as January. Tight umbels of bell-shaped blue
flowers on 8-12" stems. Easy and charming.
1715 Dichelostemma capitatum - Giant Form -- Each: $ 3.50
A very rare form of D. capitatum that only grows on Santa Cruz
Island off the coast of southern California.
1720 Dichelostemma congestum --- Each: $ 3.50
Unusual in that the purple flowers form a dense cylindrical raceme, not the
typical spherical head. 18-24" stems. A terrific flower for cutting
1740 Dichelostemma ida-maia Firecracker Plant --- Each: $ 3.00 / 3 for $ 7.50
The showiest of the Dichelostemmas, with bright crimson flowers edged
green, on 18" stems. Stunning !!
1745 Dichelostemma ida-maia ‘Pink Diamond’ ---- Each: $ 3.00
This lovely Dichelostemma is a natural hybrid between D. ida-maia
and D. multiflorum. The flowers are a soft pink. From commercial stock.
1750 Dichelostemma multiflorum --- Each $ 3.50 FEW AVAILABLE
Dense spherical umbels of lavender-blue flowers on long stems
make this an excellent choice for cut flower arrangements.
1760 Dichelostemma volubile --- Each: $ 3.50 FEW AVAILABLE
The "Twining Brodiaea." Long stems up to 5 feet twine through the lower
branches of shrubs. The pink flowers are in dense umbels. Beautiful and unusual.
1780 Triteleia bridgesii ---- Each: $ 3.50
A most beautiful Triteleia with large umbels of white-throated
flowers that vary from pale blue to violet, often strongly tinted plum-purple.
The petals have a brilliant sparkling sheen. Grows 12-18” tall.
1785 Triteleia clementina ---- Each: $ 4.50
This very rare pecies is found only on Clementina Island off
the coast of southern California.
1820 Triteleia hyacinthina - White Form ---- Each: $ 3.00
The open umbels of sparkling white flowers, striped green on the outside, are
sweetly scented. These bloom at the same time as Dichelostemma multiflorum,
and a meadow of both swaying together in the breeze is an unforgettable sight.
1810 Triteleia hyacinthina - Blue Form ---- Each: $3.00
A beautiful pale blue form of this lovely Triteleia. From higher
elevations than the typical form, this one is hardy to Zone 6.
1830 Triteleia ixioides ssp. scabra Pretty Face ---- Not available this year
Loose umbels of pale buttery yellow flowers on 8-12” stems. Zone 6.
1832 Triteleia ixioides ‘Starlight’ -- Each: $ 3.00 / 3 for $ 7.50
Large umbels of butter-yellow flowers on sturdy 12” stems.
1834 Triteleia ixioides ‘Tiger’ ---- Not available this year
A Robinett selection, this strikingly beautiful Triteleia has a
deep purple-brown stripe to each rich yellow petal.
1840 Triteleia laxa - Butte County Form --- Each: $ 3.00
Very large open umbels of funnel-shaped sky blue flowers with a sparkling sheen
on 18-24” Stems. One of the best forms, very different from the commercial strain.
1841 Triteleia laxa - Mt. Diablo Form -- Each: $3.50
Shorter than the Butte County form, brilliant sapphire flowers
on 12" stems.
1842 Triteleia laxa - Dwarf Form -- Each: $3.50
This lovely little T. laxa has sky blue flowers on 6" stems. Great for
the rock garden.
1843 Triteleia laxa "Rudy" -- Each: $ 2.50 / 3 for $ 6.00
From commercial source, this beautiful variety has pale
flowers with a deep purple stripe on each petal. A great garden plant.
1845 Triteleia laxa - Sierra Giant -- Each: $ 4.50 VERY FEW AVAILABLE
This rare form of T. laxa is huge. The umbels are at least 10" across,
and each floret has petals that are almost succulent in texture. Almost certainly a
1850 Triteleia lilacina ---- Each: $ 2.50
Dainty umbels of white flowers, often tinted and striped blue or pink, with an
inner diamond-like sparkle. 6-10” tall.
1860 Triteleia peduncularis ---- Each: $ 2.50
Huge 10" wide umbels of white flowers, tinted violet on 18-24"
stems. Grows naturally in wet areas that dry out in summer.
Triteleia laxa - Butte County Form
of the World
This includes Brodiaea, Triteleia, Dichelostemma, Bloomeria, and a few others. Closely related bulbs from the
Western USA, they all produce flowers in an umbel, and are ideally suited to the wild garden, or planted with
grasses in a wildflower meadow. Easy and undemanding, most members of the Brodiaea Group need a dryish
summer rest. If you live in the West, these should be in your garden. Zone 7-10. SHIPS AUG-OCTOBER
For a posting on the Brodiaea group see our blog: www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com
Brodiaea californica mixed colors
Dichelostemma volubile in habitat