£6.50 – £11.50
Calochortus Cupido. Perennial. Needs a sheltered, sunny position and well-drained, gritty soil. Globe-tulip, butterfly-lily, cat’s ears, sego-lily, fairy lantern, are some of the many common names for these lovely spring flowers. Mariposa is Spanish for butterfly, referring to the intricate markings on the inside of the flowers. The slender stems may reach two feet and need other plants around them for support.
Bulb Size 4
Plant: September-October. 10 cm deep Spacing 10 cm. Flowers June. Height 30 cm.
Half hardy. Perennial. Grow in a sheltered, sunny position. The bulbs do not like to be wet for long; if planting in the ground make sure the drainage is good, mixing in grit or sharp sand to the soil. If planting in pots use John Innes No 2, and over winter in the greenhouse to ensure the bulbs do not become too wet. When the flowers appear water sparingly.
Propagation: Divide overcrowded clumps during July – August.