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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 2 to 10 feet, depending on species.
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Tuber
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

Common names
  • Foxtail Lily
  • Desert Candle

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MrsBinWY On March 25, 2018 Seeds germinated
I should have check these sooner. 10 each of the "molded" and "not molded" seeds had germinated. The cotyledon on a couple of the "not molded" ones was 1" or longer. (I hope it's the cotyledon, anyway. Otherwise I've planted them upside down.) I spread the rest of the seeds and potting mix on top of more potting mix in a milk jug and put everything back in the fridge.
MrsBinWY On December 2, 2017 Seeds sown
Germination test: 25 each of seeds from better seed heads and molded seed heads. 4-6 weeks of warm, moist stratifications (top of fridge), followed by cold. Fridged 1-21-18.
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