Blue Funnel Lily (Androstephium caeruleum)

Bulb
A. violaceum. Bessera caeruleum.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Blue Funnel Lily
Androstephium caeruleum
Alliaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Bulb[105, 161]. No more details are given, but the bulb is rather small, usually less than 25mm in diameter[235].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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.
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].
Southern N. America – Kansas to Texas.

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