Inside the delicately unfurling cup of gorgeous violet flowers are rich purple anthers on dazzling red filaments, surrounded by a mass of snow-white hairs. It is native to the foothills of coastal, central and southern California and Baja California. Excellent drainage is a prerequisite.
Seeds may be sown at any time of the year onto a well-drained compost and covered about 5-10 cm deeply. Keep the pot moist at a temperature of between 18 and 22 degrees C in a well-lit position. Seeds should germinate within 2 to 6 weeks but may take much longer so do not discard the seed tray. Pot on small seedlings into 3" or 7cm pots and DO NOT OVERWATER! until of a size suitable for final planting into a large pot or outside in warmer countries.
Common name:Splendid Mariposa Lily
Classification:Half hardy bulb, Half hardy perennial