Dichelostemma capitatum

jflintoff@aol.com jflintoff@aol.com
Sat, 09 Apr 2005 15:01:02 PDT
Nancy,Paige et al
    When I lived in Seattle Dichelostemma capitatum was almost a weed in raised beds and gravel paths, which wasn't a problem since it makes such a great cut flower and the plants don't bother other plants growing close by.  Of course, the seed heads could have been cut off, but I am not a tidy person.  The seeds of this stock came from plants growing on the trail to Dog Mountain on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.  Long ago the plant was native to bluffs in the Seattle/Tacoma area but it was extirpated before my time.  I would think that this species would be easy in Vancouver, BC.
Jerry John Flintoff
Vashon Island,Washington,USA
Zone 8

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