Triteleia laxa / Brodiaea laxa
("Triplet lily / Fool's onion")
Largely unknown but a very undemanding North American native species that will naturalize when happy in a climate that is not too cold. The funnel-shaped flowers, which are arranged in an umbel, open up one at a time so the flowering period lasts for quite a while.
What You Need To Know Before You Plant:
When Will This Flower Bloom?
Very late Spring - Early Summer
When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?
In mild climates: Fall - In cold climates: Spring
What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?
Full sun to partial shade
What Color Will the Flower Be?
Light blue to almost white
How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?
2 in / 5 cm
How Deep Should I Dig?
3 in / 8 cm
How Tall Will It Grow?
15-18 in / 38-45 cm
Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?
Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?
How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?
In borders, rock gardens, amongst low-growing perennials and as cutflowers.
Other Popular Varieties
(Besides the species itself); 'Queen Fabiola' (intense blue-mauve).
About the Family
Native to Western North America, from British Columbia southwards all the way to Guatemala, but they are most common in California.Read More About the Family