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Brodiaea coronaria - (Salisb.)Engl.

Common Name Californian Hyacinth, Crown brodiaea, Indian Valley brodiaea
Family Alliaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Gravelly prairies, grassy slopes and rocky buffs[60]. Grasslands, volcanic mesas from sea level to 1600 metres[270].
Range Western N. America from British Columbia to California.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
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Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Brodiaea coronaria Californian Hyacinth,  Crown brodiaea, Indian Valley brodiaea


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Brodiaea coronaria Californian Hyacinth,  Crown brodiaea, Indian Valley brodiaea
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Brodiaea coronaria is a CORM growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.1 m (0ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from May to July, and the seeds ripen from Jul to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

B. grandiflora. Sm. B. rosea. Hookera coronaria. Triteleia grandiflora.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds; East Wall. By. South Wall. By. West Wall. By.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Corm - raw or cooked[105, 161, 177]. Baked or boiled and eaten like potatoes[257]. When slowly roasted, it becomes very sweet[95]. Edible fruit[2]. This report is rather dubious and possibly refers to the seedpod since the seed is encased in a small dry capsule[K].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a rich sandy loam and a well-drained soil in a sheltered position[1, 188]. Succeeds in most soils and situations[42]. Likes plenty of moisture whilst in growth, followed by a warm dry period in late summer to autumn[200]. Plants may require protection in severe winters[1], they are susceptible to rot in wet winters[200]. They die down in the summer after flowering[188]. A very ornamental plant[2], it can flower in 2 years from seed[138].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[200]. The seed can also be sown in spring in a cold frame[138]. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 15°c[138]. Sow the seed thinly so that it will not require thinning and grow the seedlings on undisturbed in the pot for their first year. Pot up the small bulbs when they are dormant in early autumn and grow them on for at least another year before planting them out when dormant in the autumn. Seedlings are prone to damping off, they should be watered with care and given plenty of ventilation[138]. Division in autumn[188]. Dig up the clumps of corms when they are dormant, divide them and replant the larger corms into their permanent positions. It is best to pot up the smaller corms and grow them on for a year in a cold frame, planting them out in late summer or the autumn.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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