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Glory Of The Sun (Leucocoryne)

Leucocoryne andes
SKU: HC017728
$12.99
per Bag of 10
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Overview
Gardeners who enjoy the delicacy and rarity of beautiful alpine plants will love Glory of The Sun (Leucocoryne). This treasure from the stony hillsides of the Chile Andes blooms in umbels of six-petaled blue flowers with red-violet centers. Low growing foliage appears in spring and gives way to flowers on tall delicate stems that open to the sun’s rays in mid to late summer. Fragrant blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Perfect for hot and sunny rock gardens and containers gardens.
key features
Botanical Name
Leucocoryne andes
Growing Zones
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Advantages
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Container Planting
Soil Moisture
Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
20-22" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer
SKU
HC017728

Description

(18-20” tall x 5-6” wide) Perfect for the dry alpine garden, Glory Of The Sun (Leucocoryne) is a lovely wildflower of the Chilean Andes. Blue flowers with a painterly red-violet centers bloom on umbels over tall, thin stems. Flowers are held 20 inches above the basal, linear foliage which appears in early spring and gives off a light fragrance of garlic. The foliage withers as the flowers bloom in mid-summer. After flowering, the entire plant goes dormant and makes way for other plants in the sunny rock garden. Plant bulbs 3-4 inches deep in gritty, moderately fertile soil at the rate of 12 per square foot. Keep soils well-drained, and do not allow Glory of The Sun to stay wet during its dormant period. Hardy in zones 8-10, Glory Of The Sun can be grown as an annual in zones 1-7, lifted and stored for the winter, or planted in containers to bring indoors.