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Californian Firecracker

Dichelostemma ida-maia

Also known as

Floral firecracker

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

10cm

20cm

Min

5cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Dichelostemma ida-maia — common name: Firecracker flower.

Photographed along Covelo Road, Mendocino County, California.
Species from California and Oregon
A photo of Californian Firecracker

Californian Firecracker Overview

This is a summer flowering bulb which is grown for its 'Allium-like' dense flower heads; they are full of tubular red-purple flowers that have green petals.

How to propagate Californian Firecracker

Seed

Propagate from offsets in autumn or sow seed in spring or autumn.

Other uses of Californian Firecracker

Greenhouse, indoors, container, border, ornamental, walls, trellis, rock garden