Dichelostemma ida-maia, Firecracker plant
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 effect that is highly sought after.
It grows almost 2' tall and blooms in spring. Firecracker plant likes woodland edges in mixed evergreen forests and redwood forests, as well as full sun. It is one of the native bulbs that are adaptable to dry conditions. It is easy to grow and very striking in containers.
They are not often available. Plant bulbs as soon as they arrive, flat root side down. Protection from gophers, rabbits, voles, etc is advised.
One ounce contains approximately 6 bulbs.