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C. albus pink
C. albus (pink form)

Common Name: Pink Globe Lily or Fairy Lantern

A pink to light rose version of C. albus; often has several nodding flowers per stem. Found on banks in lower foothills around the latitude of San Luis Obispo, southern California. Prefers filtered shade. Grown from coastal foothill seeds at 1800'. Adaptable and easy to culture.

Bulbs: $4.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013


C. albus v. rubellus
C. albus v. rubellus

 

Common Name: Red Globe Lily or Fairy Lantern

A ros to wine-red version of C. albus; often has several flowers per stem. Found on banks in lower foothills around the latitude of San Luis Obispo, southern California. Prefers filtered shade. Grown from coastal foothill seeds at 1800'. Adaptable and easy to culture.

Bulbs: $4.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013

 

C. amabilis
C. amabilis


Common Name: Diogenes’ Lantern

Bright yellow globe flowers on plants from 8" to 15" tall, found in the Northern Coast Ranges in open woodland on brushy slopes with good drainage. Grown from seed collected in Lake county below 2,000'.

Bulbs: $4.00 each.

 

C. nudus
C. nudus

 

Common Name: Naked Mariposa Lily

Native to northern Sierras and Cascade ranges. Grows from 3000-8000' elevation. Prefers vernally wet soils that dry out by summer. Bears 1–3 pale to deep lavender, open–cupped flowers on stems 10–12" high. Seed from Plumas county.

Bulbs: $4.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013


C. argillosusC.argillosus


Common Name: Clay Mariposa Lily

Large flowers range from purple to lavender to white, with a central red spot within a pale yellow nectary. All have a "sparks–in–a–wheel" effect in shades of pink on the inner base of the flower. Grows in the Coast Range from Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to Santa Barbara county. This form is the northerly—white with a lavender blush on the outside of the petals.

Bulbs: $4.00 each.

 

C. clavatus v. gracilis
C. clavatus v. gracilis


Common Name: Slender Mariposa Lily

A brilliant yellow mariposa with deeply bowl–shaped flowers from the San Gabriel mountains. This variety bears 3–4 flowers on slender stems, and grows in chapparel on stony soils. Requires good drainage. Our seeds are from Los Angeles county.

Bulbs: $4.00 each.


C. clavatus v. clavatus
C. clavatus v. clavatus


Common Name: Club–haired Mariposa Lily

Very tall–growing on zig–zag branched stems. Bowl–shaped flowers are bright yellow–orange, marked with reddish–brown bands and chestnut colored basal blotches. Grows in full sun in grasslands and chapparal, in rocky soils. Requires good drainage. Our seed is from Santa Barbara county.

Bulbs: $4.00 each.

 

C. luteus
C. luteus


Common Name: Gold Nuggets

Large bright yellow flowers marked with brick red or brown on 12 to 24" stems. Enjoys full sun and heat. From seed collected in lower foothills of Yuba county, 400 to 1400'. Adaptable and easy to grow.

Bulbs: $4.00 each.

 

C. leichtlinii
C. leichtlinii


Common Name: Smokey or Sub–alpine Mariposa

Found growing in the central and northern Sierras in open, exposed alpine areas and chaparral on gravelly, rocky slopes. Has 1–5 open, bell–shaped flowers with white, smooth petals having a yellow bearded base and dark blue to black crescent–shaped blotch at the base. Blooms late May through August. Performs best at higher elevations with freezing temperatures in winter.

Bulbs: $4:50 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013

 

C. superbus
C.superbus


Common Name: Superb Mariposa Lily

Large flowers are usually creamy white marked with red/brown and yellow inside. Stems are 18 to 24" high. Found in sunny meadows, often rocky locations. Seed collected from several Sierra foothill locations from 1800 to 2400'.

Bulbs: $3.50 each.

 

C. umbellatus
C.umbellatus


Common Name: Oakland Star Tulip

Medium–sized flowers are pale white to pinkish white, and are hairy. Grows 2 to 5" high. Found in the Bay area and inland to Mount Diablo growing in shady to part shady areas. Bulbs grown from Contra Costa County seeds.

Bulbs: $4.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013


C. splendensC.splendens


Common Name: Splendid Mariposa Lily

Tulip–like flowers of lavender pink with dark purple anthers and a small purple spot at the inner base of each petal. Prefers full sun, summer heat and granite soils. Grown from S. California seed provided by Theodore Payne Society.

Bulbs: $4.00 each.

 

C. venustus colored
C.venustus (colored)


Common Name: Butterfly Mariposa Lily

Large showy flowers are the rarer shades of pink, lavender, red, bronze and maroon (the most common form is white). Grows in full sun or filtered light under native shrubs. Requires excellent drainage. Seed from Southern Sierras.

Bulbs: $4.00 each. SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR 2013

 

C. vestae colored
C.vestae (colored)


Common Name: Goddess Mariposa Lily

We sell these flowers in a white form and a colored form; colors vary from light pink to reddish pink. Grow from 19" to 30" tall. Found on sunny, grassy slopes with stony clay soils. Seed collected from North Coast Range locations.

Bulbs: $4.00 each.

 

 

 

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