Item #: 3873
Zones: 7a to 10b
Height: 4" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Shade
Origin: Mediterranean Europe
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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These stunning, but little-known bulbs were first imported to the US by renowned plantsman, Thomas Jefferson...you've heard of him, no doubt. In late September through October, the flowers emerge from the dormant bulbs, opening as bright yellow goblets less than 6" from the ground. When the flowers finally finish, they are replaced by a small mound of shiny green foliage that will persist until the warm weather of spring. Sternbergia lutea seems to prefer a moist, well-drained site and lots of neglect.