Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
Phone +61 (03) 5343 4303,  Fax +61 (03) 5343 4257

Dichelostemma congestum

Dichelostemma congestum

Ookow or Snake Lily

A widespread bulbs native to the western states of the US and Canada where it grows on hillsides and mountains. It has grown well for me planted under one of the Humming Bird Trumpets (Zauschneria) in the new Mediterranean garden. It has a long flowering period from mid spring into early summer and looks a little like a drumstick Allium with heads of lilac-mauve flowers held in round heads on 40cm tall, bare stems. Happy in any spot which is sunny in winter.

2for$8.00