Six feet tall and blooming in Portland: What is it?

Sun, 10 Jun 2018 08:03:42 PDT
I have 6 or more in my Berkeley area garden. They are multiplying a bit too
fast. All bloomed this year and blooming finished about a month ago. The
leaves are now dying back.


On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 7:44 PM, Nathan Lange <> wrote:

> All the Drimia maritima that I've seen in Northern California usually
> flower no earlier than July with plants in cooler locations closer to the
> coast flowering as late as late September. The description of "bulbinella"
> type flowers inflorescences in June suggests the much earlier flowering
> Eremurus, although these don't fit the "grapefuit-sized" bulb description.
> Nathan
> At 03:09 PM 6/9/2018, you wrote:
>> I clicked a photo of an absolutely stunning cluster of six-foot tall
>> blooming beauties this morning at the corner NE 28th and Siskiyou in
>> Portland. The homeowner happened to be outside, and was happy to tell me
>> about how he purchased one grapefruit-sized bulb several years ago and
>> planted it, and how it's been multiplying ever since. He said he couldn't
>> remember what it was called. I was thinking bulbinella, but that genus is
>> rhizomatous and probably can't survive in this climate anyway.
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