1000  Calochortus albus var. albus  -  Sierra Form   (Fairy Lantern)-------Each: $ 6.00
Gracefully arching stems with pendant globe-shaped flowers
that are a translucent pearly-white  -  “Like soap bubbles”.
 FEW


1010  Calochortus albus v. rubellus  (Fairy Lantern)---------- Each:  $ 7.00  FEW
This selection of C. albus has flowers that are deep wine.


    
1020  Calochortus amabilis  -  “Diogenes’ Lantern”   (Fairy Lantern)--- Each:  $ 6.00/3 for $15.00
Dangling deep yellow ‘lanterns’ with fringed petals.  Delightful!  



1030  Calochortus amoenus  (Fairy Lantern)   ----- Each:  $ 6.00
An exquisite fairy lantern with rose-pink to lavender flowers.



1035  Calochortus argillosus - Central Form  (Mariposa)  -----Each:  $ 6.00  
The most beautiful of the C. argillosus forms, with petals that
vary from lavender to a deep rose-purple.



1040  Calochortus argillosus - Northern Form  (Mariposa) - Each: $ 6.00
Large tulip-shaped flowers  that are deep purple outside, white inside.  



1050  Calochortus  argillosus - Southern Form  (Mariposa) ----- Each:  $ 6.00  
The Southern form of this lovely Mariposa has strikingly marked flowers,
white with a purple star on the inside, deep purple on the outside.



1053  Calochortus bruneaunis  -----  Each $ 8.50  FEW AVAILABLE
A beautiful species from the Great Basin, where it endures extremely
harsh desert conditions, with cold, dry winters and hot summers.


1070  Calochortus  catalinae    (Mariposa) ----- Each:  $ 6.00  
Beautiful early blooming white flowers with violet shading and
deep purple inner markings.



1079  Calochortus clavatus var. avius  (Mariposa)  ------ Not available this year
Only found in Eldorado and Amador counties and cut off from other
populations this very rare robust form of the species.


1080 Calochortus  clavatus var. clavatus   (Mariposa) ----- Each:  $ 6.00
Huge deep yellow flowers on sturdy zig-zag stems.



1082 Calochortus  clavatus var. gracilis  (Mariposa) ----- Each: $ 6.00                                           
Smaller than C. clavatus with dark yellow petals and deep     
violet anthers.


1084 Calochortus  clavatus var. pallidus   (Mariposa) ----- Not available this year
The petals of this variety are a luminous lemon yellow without
the petal markings of the other varieties.


1086  Calochortus concolor   (Mariposa) --------Not available this year
A desert species that needs dry conditions with large deep yellow flowers.


1089  Calochortus dunnii  (Mariposa) --- Not available this year
A very rare species from Southern California with small white
flowers with a burgundy blotch at the base. Multiple flowers are held on branched stems.  Needs dry
conditions.


1090  Calochortus greenei (Mariposa) ------ Not available this year
From southern Oregon, with tulip-shaped flowers that are lavender with bands
of yellow and plum at the base.



1095  Calochortus gunnisonii (Mariposa) -------- Not available this year
For the first time, Telos is offering this beautiful species from the Rocky
Mountains. This is the purple form, with gold hairs and gold banding in the throat.
Thoroughly hardy, tolerates summer water.  Zone 5


1094  Calochortus howellii   ---  Not available this year
Somewhat similar in appearance to C. umpquaensis this lovely species
from southern Oregon has large white flowers with brown hairs at the base.


1093  Calochortus invenustus  (Mariposa)  --  Not available this year
A difficult species from the dry mountains of southern California, with
dazzling white petals that have a smoky lilac tinge to them.



1096  Calochortus kennedyi   (Mariposa) ----- Each:  $10.00  VERY FEW AVAILABLE
Yes!!  Finally, the most desirable Calochortus of all!  It hasn't been easy
to grow this desert species in a damp climate, but now Telos has a few bulbs available.
Needs very dry conditions. (photo courtesy of Gary Monroe)


1097  Calochortus longebarbatus  (Mariposa) ----- Each:  $ 8.50
Lavender flowers with long wispy hairs on the interior with a red
crescent at the base.  An unusual Calochortus from the Modoc plateau.


1200  Calochortus  luteus   (Mariposa) ---- Each:  $ 3.00 / 4 for $10.00
An outstanding Mariposa, both beautiful and easy to grow.  Large, bright     
yellow flowers with brownish-maroon inner markings on 18" stems.  Grown   
from wild collected seed, these are fully mature bulbs, ready to bloom.


1210  Calochortus macrocarpus  --  Each: Not available this year
NEW  --  
A widespread species that grows from southern Canada on down to Idaho, Montana and Oregon,
where it grows in desert conditions, experiencing extreme heat and cold.


1220  Calochortus monophyllus (Cat's Ears)  --  Each:  Not available this year
This lovely little Cat's Ear has furry yellow petals.  



1221  Calochortus nitidus  --  Each:  Not available this year
NEW  --
 A very beautiful species with a limited range from southern Washington and Oregon.  This rare
species is a high altitude Calochortus and can tolerate some summer rain.


1240 Calochortus  obispoensis (Mariposa) ---- Each:  Not available this year
An unusual Calochortus with narrow petals completely covered with  
reddish hairs. This rare Calochortus is grown from cultivated stock.  
(photo courtesy of Gary Monroe)
 FEW AVAILABLE


1280  Calochortus pulchellus (Fairy lantern)  --  Not available this year
Large lemon yellow 'lanterns' dangle many to a stem.



1260  Calochortus  palmeri v. palmeri  (Mariposa) ----- Each:  $ 6.00
A rare species with pale, pinkish-lavender flowers, and fine yellow hairs.  




1265  Calochortus palmeri v. munzii  (Mariposa)  ----- Not available this year
Shorter than C. palmeri v. palmeri, and with deeper pink flowers.



1270 Calochortus  plummerae  (Mariposa) ----- Not available this year  
Large pale lavender to rose flowers, the inner surface of the petals                              
covered with long yellow hairs that are tipped black.  Grows 12-30” tall.


1305  Calochortus simulans  (Mariposa) ----- Each:  $ 6.00
This lovely Calochortus has extra large flowers that are pink to salmon
on the outside and white inside.  Very dramatic in color, it somewhat resembles
C. venustus in form.
 


1300  Calochortus  splendens    (Mariposa) ----- Each: $ 5.00
Deep lilac flowers on 12-18" stems, with fringed petals and inner purple markings.
These lovely flowers are lightly scented.  


1305  Calochortus striatus  (Mariposa) ----- Each: $ 6.00
The only Calochortus that has striped flowers.  Smaller flowers have  
pink and white stripes.  Very rare.


1320  Calochortus  superbus    (Mariposa) -----Each: $ 3.50 / 4 for $10.00
Large white flowers with red inner markings and purple tints  
on the outside.  12-24" tall.   An easy and adaptable Calochortus.  


1330  Calochortus  syntrophus  (Mariposa) ----- Each:  $ 7.00
A recently described species from a very restricted area in
Shasta County, California, this lovely Calochortus has pristine white
petals each with a ruby mark at the base.  Grown from cultivated stock.

1350  Calochortus  tolmiei - Titlow Hill Form    (Cat’s Ears) ---- Each:  $ 6.00
Many flowers of white with a deep purple center, on 6-8” stems.  The inner
surfaces of the petals are densely covered with hairs.  Dainty and very charming.
Zone  6.


1360  Calochcortus tolmiei  -  Whiskeytown Form    (Cat’s Ears)  ---- Not available this year
A rare and beautiful rose pink form.  Very dwarf, the stems
are only 2-4”. Zone 6.


1365  Calochortus sp. nova   (Cat's Ears)  ---- Not available this year
This stunning Cat's Ears Calochortus appears to be an undescribed    
species, its characteristics not matching  any of the members of this
group.


1370  Calochortus umbellatus  (Star tulip)  ---- Each:  $ 6.00
Probably once ambundant, but rare now due to development in the
San Francisco Bay Area.  The dainty lavender flowers are in an umbel.


1380  Calochortus  umpquaensis   (Cat’s Ears)  ----- Each: $ 6.00
A rare and unusual Cat’s Ears, with hairy white petals shading to purple brown
in the center.  Grown from cultivated stock.  16” tall.


1390  Calochortus  uniflorus    (Star Tulip) ---- Each: $ 3.00
Satiny lavender-pink flowers on 9" stems.  An easy-to-grow species
of Calochortus that tolerates moderate summer watering.


1748  Caochortus venustus Color Mix C  (Mariposa)  ----- Each:  $5.00
NEW  -
 This population of Calochortus venustus offers the most amazing
mix of colors, from yellow to orange, copper to burgundy, with an occasional white.


1410  Calochortus  venustus - White Form   (Mariposa) ---- Each:  $ 5.00
The inner surfaces of the petals are white, with red and yellow markings.
The outer surfaces are washed with lavender.  Large flowers on 12-24" stems.



1460  Calochortus  venustus – Red Form  ----- Each:  $ 6.50 / 3 for $15.00
This must be the most stunningly beautiful of all, with deep ruby red on       
the inner surface of  the petals, silver on the outside.  The huge flowers
have a velvety sheen.  Grow 15-30" tall.


1450  Calochortus  venustus - Purple Form  (Mariposa) ----- Each:  $ 6.00   
Brilliant rose pink to purple flowers, all with striking markings on tall
graceful stems.  


1475  Calochortus  vestae - Bell Springs     (Mariposa) ----- Each: $ 7.00  
This population of this gorgeous Calochortus has flowers ranging from
white through pink to deep purple, all with beautiful inner markings.


1510  Calochortus  weedii  var.  weedii      (Mariposa) ----- Not available this year   
Lemon yellow petals covered with hairs on the inner surface.  The base of each
hair has a maroon dot, giving it a polka-dotted appearance.   The flowers are
squared-off bells on 16-24” stems.


1515  Calochortus  weedii  var.  intermedius     (Mariposa) ----- Each: $ 6.00
Restricted to Orange County in California, this variety of C. weedii
has fringed petals that are tinted red with red markings at the base.



1512  Calochortus  weedii  var.  vestus    (Mariposa) -----Not available this year
NEW  --  From Santa Barbara County in southern California with yellowish
flowers variably streaked and marked with purple and red, all covered with yellow hairs.
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Calochortus
A genus of spectacularly beautiful bulbs from the western U.S. and
Mexico.  The Western U.S. species listed here grow through the
winter, bloom in spring, and go dormant in the summer (when they
must be kept largely dry).  These bulbs are not difficult to grow if
their needs are met.  Zone  5-10.
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See www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com for a posting on Calochortus
C. vestae Bell Springs
There are three main types of Calochortus :
Mariposas  --  Tall, graceful plants with large upward-facing, bowl-shaped flowers in a
spectacular range of colors.
Star Tulips and Cat's Ears  --  These  are small plants suitable for the rock garden, with
petals that are either smooth  (Star Tulips) or densely covered with silky hairs (Cat's Ears).
Fairy Lanterns  (or Globe Tulips)  --  Pendant flowers, usually many to a stem, that are
globe shaped.
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