Dichelostemma Ida-Maia Bulbs,(Firecracker Flower) hardy perennial plant, Now shipping !
Dichelostemma ida-maia is a species of flowering plant known as firecracker flower. It is native to northern California and southern Oregon, where it grows in mountain forests, woodlands, and coastal meadows.Wikipedia
Scientific name: Dichelostemma ida-maia
Higher classification: Dichelostemma
Dichelostemma Ida-Maia (Firecracker Flower)
Indigenous to North Carolina and Oregon where it is found in coniferous and mixed forests, the pendulous red blooms with their yellow tips provide a feast for hummingbirds. As happy in full sun as it is in semi-shade, this unusual bulb adds interest to mixed borders. It is also known as the firecracker flower. Height 14-24 Inches. Bulb size: 6/+ cm.
The type comes from North California and Oregon, where it grows in coniferous and mixed forests, it is a plant for a warm, sunny border in free-draining soil. Loved by hummingbirds !
Native to North America, Dichelostemma have corms rather than bulbs, although planting guidelines are almost the same as for planting bulbs. Dichelostemma flower in the late pring with tubular flowers. Leaves die off by the time the plants flower.
How to Grow Dichelostemma Bulbs:
1. In the Fall, choose a very sunny spot with well-drained soil.
2. Planting dichelostemma bulbs is fairly simple. You'll notice when you receive your bulbs that they look like mini onions and it will be easy to see that the spike should point upwards when planting.
3. Usually the rule of thumb when planting bulbs is that bulbs need at least 2 times their height of soil above them. Dig a 2 to 3 inch deep hole, drop the bulb into it (remember, spike points up!) and cover with soil.
4. Regarding spacing between bulbs, if planting in beds, leave approx 4 inches between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can cluster them a little closer together.
5. After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.
6. Dichelostemma bulbs will flower in the late Spring. After the flowers die down, the plant can enjoy a warm and dry rest period. You don't have to water too much during this rest period.
Materials: Border fronts,rock gardens,along paths or walkways,or garage,where flowers can be appreciated in,or container,Good near kitchen window,Mass under trees or in front of shrubs,Naturalize in open woodland,or wildflower areas,late winter