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Calochortus (Mariposa Lily)

Mariposa Flowers are native of the Prairies from N America and parts in Mexico, and are fully hardy in C Europe. The require a warm, dryish resting period in summer either as alpine plant or under protected glass. Moderate watering from October onwards for developing new roots.
Sow flat in late spring (April/Mai) in any well drained, rather inorganic soil. Keep pots in a sunny and protected place. Frost free pot cultivation for at least 2 years. Transplant young bulbs in late spring. Despite their reputation Calochortus as easily raised from seeds as long as soil never gets too wet (especially in winter).
All are USDA Climate Zone 7 unless otherwise specified.
20 seeds per package.
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Calochortus albus var. albus (White Fairy Lantern)

Calochortus albus var. albus (White Fairy Lantern)

15 (30)cm, White Fairy Lantern makes several pendant pinkish white to pure white globe shaped flowers. From coastal areas in California (Santa Lucia to Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo County) where it occurs at up to 800m. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Cherokee, Butte County, California, USA. IV-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 2451 € 4,99*
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Calochortus amabilis

Calochortus amabilis

20cm, a native of coastal ranges in north-western California where it ocurrs in loamy or rocky soils in evergreen forests up to an altitude of some 900m. It bears globelike, pendant bright yellow flowers, outer petals opening to a triangle. IV-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 2835 € 7,99
Calochortus ambiguus (Doubting Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus ambiguus (Doubting Mariposa Lily)

40 (60)cm, Doubting Mariposa Lily makes quite tall, upright stems with large white to pale rose flower cups and narrow, grass-like leaves. Native of rocky grasslands in southwestern USA. For any rich, very well drained, slightly rocky soil in a sunny spot. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4750 € 3,99
Calochortus apiculatus (Baker's Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus apiculatus (Baker's Mariposa Lily)

20cm, Baker's Mariposa Lily is native in mountains meadows from California to Canada and makes creamy-white flower cups. For any rich, well drained and rather rocky soil in a protected spot in full sun. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA, at some 1.950m. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 7422 € 7,99
Calochortus aureus (Golden Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus aureus (Golden Mariposa Lily)

20 (30)cm, Golden Mariposa Lily is native in mountains meadows in southwestern USA and makes showy bright yellow flower cups. For any rich, well drained and rather rocky soil in a protected spot in full sun. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Mohave County, Arizona, USA, at some 1.500m. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 7423 € 7,99
Calochortus bruneaunis (Bruneau's Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus bruneaunis (Bruneau's Mariposa Lily)

60 (80)cm, Bruneau's Mariposa Lily makes cream white flower cups with lilac blotches. For any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot with protection from winter wetness. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Inyo County, California, USA at some 2400m. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 5297 € 7,99
Calochortus clavatus

Calochortus clavatus

70 (90), a very tall species from California (South Coast Ranges) with yellow flower-cups, reddish brown inside and densely haired petals. For any well drained soil with caly in full sun and a protected spot. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 2849 € 7,99
Calochortus coeruleus (Beavertail Grass)

Calochortus coeruleus (Beavertail Grass)

10 (20)cm, Beavertail Grass makes linear, almost grass-like leaves and ornamental pale rose-blue to white flower cups, the outer petals are dense covered with a white beard. Native of mountainous areas in open spots in coniferous woods and sunny meadows in northern California. For any rich, very well drained soil in full sun. Excellent in the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Round Valley Lake, Plumas County, California, USA at some 1.375m. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 0056 € 4,99*
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Calochortus eurycarpus (White Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus eurycarpus (White Mariposa Lily)

100 (130)cm, White Mariposa Lily has showy cream flower cups with purple blotches. For any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot with protection from winter wetness. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Washington County, Idaho, USA at some 1000m. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 5298 € 7,99
Calochortus flexuosus (Winding Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus flexuosus (Winding Mariposa Lily)

60 (80)cm, Winding Mariposa Lily makes pale to deep lavender flower cups with maroon and yellow blotches on elegant, tall, slightly winding stems. For any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot with protection from winter wetness. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Clark County, Nevada, USA at some 1200m. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 5299 € 4,99
Calochortus gunnisonii (Gunnison's Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus gunnisonii (Gunnison's Mariposa Lily)

40 (60)cm, Gunnison's Mariposa Lily makes quite tall, upright stems with large white to pale rose flower cups whit a yellow to reddish center and narrow, grass-like leaves. Native of rocky mountainous grasslands in midwestern USA. For any rich, very well drained, slightly rocky soil in a sunny spot. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4751 € 4,99
Calochortus leichtlinii (Smokey Mariposa)

Calochortus leichtlinii (Smokey Mariposa)

20 (40)cm, Smokey Mariposa makes up to five flowers per stem, white to lavender with a pink blush and a red blotch. Native to higher elevations of southern Oregon (Jackson, Klamath and Lake counties) and Sierra Nevada in California (Modoc County to Tulare county). Seeds from a certified wild collection in Mount Hough, Plumas County, California, USA at some 1.850m. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 2893 € 7,99
Calochortus luteus (Yellow Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus luteus (Yellow Mariposa Lily)

30 (40)cm, Yellow Mariposa Lily has bright sulphur yellow flowers with a greenish yellow throat. Native of central California (Sierra Nevada foothills and Coast Ranges), from open grassland and pine as well as oak forest. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Easy with some light winter protection (e.g. mulch layer). Seeds from a certified wild collection in Chico, Butte County, California, USA at some 100m. IV-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 2460 € 4,99
Calochortus monophyllus (Yellow Star-Tulip)

Calochortus monophyllus (Yellow Star-Tulip)

10 (15)cm, Yellow Star-Tulip makes rich yellow flowers with a dense beard of yellow hairs, and a very compact growth. Native to Oregon (southern Cascades in Jackson County) to California (Tuolumne County in Sierra Nevada) at up to 1700m. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Cherokee, Butte County, California, USA at some 400m. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 2915 € 4,99*
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Calochortus nudus (Naked Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus nudus (Naked Mariposa Lily)

10 (20)cm, Naked Mariposa Lily makes narrow leaves and showy pale mauve to white flower cups. Native of mountainous areas in open spots in coniferous woods and sunny meadows in California and southern Oregon. For any rich, very well drained soil in full sun. Excellent in the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Canyon Dam, Plumas County, California, USA. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 0055 € 7,99
Calochortus nuttallii (Sego Lily)

Calochortus nuttallii (Sego Lily)

10cm, Sego Lily is a dwarf species with rose-pink (Grand County population) or almost pure white flowers (Fremont County population). Seeds from a certified wild collection in Grand County, Utah, USA at some 1.600 and Fremont County, Wyoming, USA at some 2.000m. For any rich, very well drained soil in full sun. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package (pink flowered)6762 € 4,99
(pink flowered)
seed package (white flowered)6739 € 4,99
(white flowered)
Calochortus superbus (Superb Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus superbus (Superb Mariposa Lily)

30 (45)cm, Superb Mariposa Lily makes pale rose, white to sometimes pale yellow flowers on erect stalks. Native of northern California (Siskiyou, Shasta and Sonoma Counties), where it grows at an altitude of up to 1.700m in open spots in conifer woodlands. For any rich, very well drained soil in full sun. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 2964 € 7,99
Calochortus tolmiei (syn. C. glaucus, C. mawei, C. purdyi)

Calochortus tolmiei (syn. C. glaucus, C. mawei, C. purdyi)

20 (30)cm, a medium sized Calochortus species with ornamental white flowers, shaded in lavender-blue towards the throat. All petals have a dense beard of hairs. Native from California (Columbia Rive to Santa Cruz County) to Oregon growing at up to 1,300m. For any well drained soil in full sun. Very early spring flowering. USDA Climate Zone 6. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Jarbo Gap, Butte County, California, USA. III-IV.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3007 € 7,99
Calochortus venustus (Butterfly Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus venustus (Butterfly Mariposa Lily)

20 (50)cm, Butterfly Mariposa Lily is a very nice and extremely variable Calochortus species with bright pale cream, to yellow and orange, or pale wine-red and rather large flowers from grasslands and open spots in woodlands in California (El Dorado County to Kern County in the Sierra Nevada and coastal ranges to Los Angeles County), USA. For any rich, very well drained substrate in a sunny and protected spot. In cooler and moister regions preferably grow under frostfree conditions in pots. During dormancy in summers keep bulbs dry. In winter keep at a minimum of some 5°C with careful watering. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 2469 € 7,99