Echeandia chandleri 'Sierra Chiquita'
Chandler's Shooting Star Lily
Item #: 3737
Zones: 7b to 9b, at least
Height: 48" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
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 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.