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Starflower Bulbs Queen Fabiola

 
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Named for Belgium's Queen Fabiola, this Starflower plant looks best nestled among low-growing plants so the stunning flower spikes poke up through the foliage. Hardy in zones 7-10, considered an annual in other zones. (Triteleia)

Zones 7 - 10
Advantages
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall
Bulb Spacing16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size Bag of 25 - Bulb Size: 5-6 cm
SKU IBULB25
In Spring 2006, Better Homes & Gardens carried a great story called American Beauties' in the April issue. It explained all about this elegant wildflower group from our northern Pacific Coast, and recommends this exact variety--Queen Fabiola. The beautiful wild species, Triteleia laxa, is native all the way south to Southern California. The flowers look much like clusters of the beautiful Blue Eyed Grass, which is a small wild iris.

In any case, the Dutch hybridizers have made a really beautiful flower from this 'American Beauty' and named it for another famous beauty: Queen Fabiola of Belgium.

BH&G showed how it's great for cutting and creating a stunning blue/purple arrangement.

BH&G also tells us that the foliage of this bulb is nothing much, so it's best planted among hostas or other low foliage plants, so the stunning flower spikes rise through neighboring leaves.

SKU IBULB25
Common Name Starflowers
Botanical Name Triteleia
Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Bulb Size 5-6 cm
Bulb Spacing 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-3" deep
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Native
Additional Information Hardy in zones 7-10. Can be grown as annual in zones 2-6.
Native Yes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping is based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
Zone 6-11 - orders ship the week of May 9th, 2016
Zones 1-4 - orders ship the week of May 16th, 2016

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Comments about American Meadows Starflower Bulbs Queen Fabiola:

These flowers are very tiny. They are nice color however lighter in color than the picture and not nearly as many blooms.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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