Mariposa Lily - Calichortus gunnisonii
Mariposa Lily - Sego Lily
A bold beauty on a slender stem with grass-like leaves. Beloved tulip-shaped, exotically colored gem of the mountains. Collected at 9-10,000' in the grass under Aspen trees.
Takes years to bloom from seed, this will produce a delicious, edible bulb one day. Patience and love are required. Once the bulb is formed it will live many years. Needs stratification. Needs 45 days of moist stratification. Plant in fall or winter. Grows to 12". Grows in the Montane in full sun and dappled light.