Glory of the Sun

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Native to the dry, rocky mountain areas of Chile, Glory of the Sun thrives in any sunny spot with dry to well-draining soil. Cheerful, bi-colored pink flowers are grown on graceful stems with grass-like leaves. This heat-loving variety will need to be dug up and brought inside before frost, which makes it the perfect candidate for a container garden. The blooms are wonderfully fragrant and make for delightful summer bouquets. We love this rare, South American Wildflower and it fits nicely in the border of the garden bed or in window boxes.

Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Fragrant
Fragrant
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 20-22" tall
Bulb Spacing12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 25 - Bulb Size: 5 cm
SKU 19BULB25

Plant Information

It's not really new at all. But this stunning native of the Andes has recently gotten the attention of American gardeners. And no wonder! Look at the gorgeous bi-colored flowers, all growing quickly on strong stems from a simple bulb. This is one of the latest favorites of the Dutch bulb growers, and it's time to try it in your garden.
SKU 19BULB25
Common Name Glory of the Sun
Botanical Name Leucocoryne andes
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 20-22" tall
Bulb Size 5 cm
Bulb Spacing 12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-3" deep
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Fragrant, Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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      Only one of these bulbs bloomed, but it was very pretty.

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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.

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