Height: 45-60cm (1tf-2ft)
Planting: distance: 5-7.5cm (2-3in)
Features:: spring to summer
Soil: light, sandy, well-drained
Site: sheltered, sun
Summer-flowering brodiaeas arewhen planted in their favourite – a sheltered bed at the foot of a south-facing wall. The plants have only a few long, narrow, green at the bottom of the , so it’s best to arrange them in .
Theare star- or trumpet-shaped and range from blue to mauve. Carried on upright , 45-60cm (1 1/22-2ft) high, they make excellent cut flowers.
Popular species Brodiaea coronaria (syn. B. grandiflora) reaches 45cm (114ft) high and has starry, blue-mauve flowers in late spring to early summer. Brodiaea laxa resembles a tiny Agapanthus, with its loose clusters of dark blue, trumpet-shaped flowers. The flowers appear in early to mid summer on 60cm (2ft). Brodiaea x tubergenii is similar to B. laxa but with paler coloured flowers that come out in late spring and early summer. The plants are 45cm (lV:ft) high.
Plant the corms in early autumn in small or large groups, spaced 5-7.5cm (2-3in) apart. For the best results choose a sheltered, sunnywith light, sandy, well-drained soil.
Propagation: Remove offsets every four or five years.
Pests and diseases: Trouble tree.