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Androstephium caeruleum - (Scheele.)Greene.
                 
Common Name Blue Funnel Lily
Family Alliaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Prairies and grassy slopes, frequently in rocky areas at elevations of 100 - 800 metres[235, 270, 274].
Range Southern N. America - Kansas to Texas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Androstephium caeruleum Blue Funnel Lily


Clarence A. Rechenthin @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Androstephium caeruleum Blue Funnel Lily
G.A. Cooper @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
   
Physical Characteristics
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Androstephium caeruleum is a BULB growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
A. violaceum. Bessera caeruleum.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Bulb[105, 161]. No more details are given, but the bulb is rather small, usually less than 25mm in diameter[235].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a very well-drained rich sandy loam and a sunny position[1, 200]. When the bulbs are planted about 15cm deep, they are generally hardy in Britain[1]. Another report says that plants are hardy to -10°c or more if the drainage is perfect. This species is sometimes included in the genus Bessera[1].
Propagation
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe[200]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a frame or greenhouse until large enough to go outdoors. Plant out whilst the plants are dormant in the autumn. Division of offsets when the plant is dormant in late summer.

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Conservation Status
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