Tips for Growing Triteleia
- Triteleia ixioides Starlight is a straw coloured flowering bulb that is easy to grow.
- Flowers in umbels of up to 25 have 6 petals that open flat like wheel spokes and they can last for 8 weeks. they make good cut flowers.
- They like a light, well drained soil and are good pot subjects.
- Plants are 18-24″ tall and spread about 4″.
- They can be grown from seed (flowers are pollinated by butterflies) or from cultivated 1-2cm ‘corms’.
Other Names and Species
- Triteleia ixioides ssp. unifolia has a similar yellow colouring but the centre of each petal has a dark central line.
- Triteleia ixioides is also known in its native California as Coast Pretty Face or Golden brodiaea. The bulbs are often listed as Brodiaea
- Triteleia anilina is a mountain form that emerges in spring and blooms later than other Triteleia.
- Triteleia laxa are purple flowering varieties widely available as corms in the UK.
- Triteleia hyacinthina have many often white florets.
The Pacific Bulb Society has a large report on numerous species.
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