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Echeandia chandleri 'Sierra Chiquita'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Echeandia chandleri 'Sierra Chiquita'

Chandler's Shooting Star Lily

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Item #: 3737

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

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

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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 20 years, 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.