Clintonia andrewsiana

 

Clintonia andrewsiana

Clintonia andrewsiana

Clintonia andrewsiana

Clintonia andrewsiana

 

Clintonia andrewsiana is sending out a mass of berries on a long stalk. The colour sets them out amongst other ground flora, a shiny lustre setting off the metallic blue. These plants are native to California and struggle to retain good foliage through the summer with us. A member of the Liliaceae family producing a whorl of basal leaves from which the flower spike appears. Usually one umbel of flowers leading, in this season of above average temperatures, to a healthy crop of berries.

It prefers semi shade and high humidity so ideally cultivate in a woodland garden where an annual, early spring top dressing of compost or other organic matter aids healthy growth.

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  1. Peter Kohn

    This thrived for us at Kerrachar (grown originally from seed) but struggling to find a new source of seed. Did you collect it or were the berries too handsome to disturb.

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