Triteleia laxa ‘Queen Fabiola’
If you are looking for an easy to grow bulb, them Triteleia laxa, commonly known as ‘Queen Fabiola’ is one to consider.
This is a spring flowering bulb or corm originally from California, best planted in large group Triteleia laxa ‘Queen Fabiola’ produces pretty blue flowers also known as Ithuriel’s Spear and formerly known as Brodiaea laxa. Lovely starry deep violet blue flowers often appear after the foliage has started to die back.
The flowers appear on long stems, in large clusters, and they provide a mass of colour from spring to summer. They attract bees and butterflies to the garden and as they go dormant when summer comes around are drought tolerant.
Triteleia laxa ‘Queen Fabiola’ grow well in a pot or container and prefer a well drained soil and full sun. Flowering from spring to early summer depending on conditions.
The tall flower spikes will reach around 30cm and make a useful cut flower. Drought tolerant although they do like a little water in early summer before they die back. No watering required after this as they prefer a dry dormancy.
- Plant Type – Bulb
- Flower colour – Purple to blue.
- Foliage – Green grass like foliage that dies down in summer after flowering.
- Flowering time – Spring to summer.
- Position – Full sun to part shade.
- Regarded as drought tolerant once established.
Triteleia laxa are available for sale form the following nurseries
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
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