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A picture of a Brodiaea


Brodiaea spp.

Brodiaea elegans by Tom Hilton (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Brodiaea Overview

    Brodiaea contains herbaceous perennial corm species that produce bright, colourful, funnel-shaped flowers on leafless stems. These flowers have interesting fused structures that appear like a tube within the flowers outer petals, this tube may be differently coloured to the other petals and flower colours include purple, blue, white and pink.

    How to propagate Brodiaea


    By seed in autumn or in late summer and autumn by offsets, which are produced freely.

    Other uses of Brodiaea

    Grown for their colourful flowers produced in loose heads on leafless stems.

    Summer Flowering Bulbs

    Plant out these flowering bulbs in spring to enjoy their summer performance.

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    Spring Flowering Bulbs

    Flowering in spring these bulbs give a beautiful display.

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