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Echeandia chandleri coll. #A1M-66
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Echeandia chandleri coll. #A1M-66

Shooting Star Lily

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Item #: 3737

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


This delightful lily relative is from our 1994 Mexican expedition, collected at 2,400' in elevation in the Sierra Chiquita Mountains. The 1' long x 1" wide basal foliage resembles a spider plant. In August, a spike begins to rise from the basal rosette, topping out in October at 4' tall. Along the top 3' of the stalk hang delightful golden-yellow dodecatheon-like, star-shaped flowers. For over a decade, this has been a star in our fall garden. We have been surprised how well it has performed in light shade/part sun. The key seems to be well-drained soil.