Dichelostemma ida-maia Firecracker
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Dichelostemma ida-maia 'Firecracker'

  • Commonly called The Firecracker, it really does live up to that name as it explodes into exotic flowers each Summer.
  • The flower stems explode into life with a mixture of deep-red flowers, tipped yellowy green  in a lovely two-tone effect.
  • Enjoy them on the plant, they also make fab cut flowers too, lasting surprisingly well.
  • Best grown in a group, plant them about 7-10cm apart, so they are perfect for one big pot of 30cm diameter, and let them grow in warm, sunny spots.
  • Supplied as 10 Bulbs

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Commonly called The Firecracker, and much easier to say than it's botanic name, it really does live up to that name as it explodes into exotic flowers each summer.

The flower stems explode into life with a mixture of deep-red flowers, tipped yellowy green  in a lovely two-tone effect. Enjoy them on the plant, they also make fab cut flowers too, lasting surprisingly well.

Best grown in a group, plant them about 7-10cm apart, so they are perfect for one big pot of 30cm diameter, and let them grow in warm, sunny spots. The stems are quite thin, so need some support to hold the weight of the flowers. The flowers last well, and it is a very drought tolerant plant indeed. It may take a season to establish as a corm, before flowers are seen on all plants.

Hardy in the UK when given good drainage with added gravel or sand, a great little Firecracker to grow in pots, to bring out in summer and enjoy.

What Is Supplied

Item 660009 supplied as:
Supplied as a pack of 10 bulbs

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Top Tips

  • Grow in pits in well drained soil with grit, bring inside in Winter

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
45 cm
20 cm
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