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Genus: Triteleia.

Species: Triteleia laxa.

Planted Sept'13 Vistabile front footpath borders
Bought Aug'13 from Poundland for £1 per 2 pks of 10

Triteleia laxa

Plant type: Bulb
Habit: Tufted

Hardiness: old H3-4 (intermediate between H3 and H4)
Flower:Blue and Dark Blue in Summer
Foliage: Green in Spring

Ultimate height: 0.1-0.5 metres
Ultimate spread: 0-0.1 metre
Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years

Preferred common name: grassnut

Family: Asparagaceae

Triteleia are cormous perennials with linear basal leaves and umbels of funnel-shaped flowers opening as the leaves die down

T. laxa is a perennial with linear basal leaves and loose umbels of funnel-shaped, mid- to deep blue flowers 3-4cm in length, on stems to 50cm in early summer

Other common names:
grass nut
Ithuriel's spear
triplet lily

Brodiaea candida
Brodiaea laxa

How to grow:
Sunlight: Full sun

South-facing, West-facing or East-facing

Plant 8cm deep in autumn in light, sandy, fertile soil. Will need protection from frosts and excessive winter wet
Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
Loam or Sand

Propagation: by seed, sown with moderate heat as soon as ripe.
Separate corms when dormant

Suggested planting locations and garden types: City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers or Mediterranean Climate Plants

How to care:
Pruning: No pruning required
Pests: Generally pest free
Diseases: Generally disease free

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