Calostemma purpureum

Common Name:
Garland lily
Plant Type:
Bulbous perennial
Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
2-3 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
flower gardens
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Purplish red
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
An interesting, easily grown Amaryllis ally from Australia. The bulbs produce offsets freely and can eventually make dense colonies. The leaves are narrowly strap shaped and arching, 1-2 feet long. In summer, umbrella shaped clusters of half inch funnel shaped, reddish purple blossoms rise above the foliage on naked stalks. Sun or light shade near the coast, part shade inland, most soils, moderate watering.