Firecracker plant, Dichelostemma ida-maia, is a very showy species of native bulb with a tubular, narrow flower of bright scarlet. This 2" long flower grows in a cluster of flowers that curve downward. Tipped with lime green and chartreuse tepals, these flowers create a unique effecct that is highly sought after. They are not often available, and we are happy to be able to offer them for October and November of 2017.
It grows almost 2' tall and blooms in spring. Firecracker plant likes woodland edges in mixed evergreen forests and redwood forests. It is one of the native bulbs that are adaptable to dry conditions. It is easy to grow and very striking in containers.
Plant bulbs as soon as they arrive, flat rootside down. Protection from gophers, rabbits, voles, etc is important.