Home
Advanced Search Map Locator
View Settings
Nurseries Carrying this Plant Add Current Plant To List Edit Current Plant
Show all Photos

Butterflies Garden Planner My Plant Lists Nurseries Planting Guide Contact Calscape About Calscape
Tap map to see plants native to location
Order by Popularity Order by Common Name Order by Scientific Name Order by # of Butterflies Hosted
Show nursery cultivars Hide nursery cultivars
Show plants not in nurseries Hide plants not in nurseries
Grid view Text view
Loading....
Wild Hyacinth
Dichelostemma multiflorum
  
About Wild Hyacinth (Dichelostemma multiflorum) 5 Nurseries Carry This Plant Dichelostemma multiflorum is one of several species in the Themidaceae sometimes referred to as Wild Hyacinth. The genus Dichelostemma was previously included with Brodiaea, and some sources still refer to it by that name. This species is a native perennial herb that grows from a corm. It is found primarily in inland northern California, from Mariposa County northward, where it is found in grassy and open places at elevations from 0-5,000 feet. This species is somewhat less popular for garden use compared with others in the genus, but it is a good choice for mountain gardens in the Sierras and Cascades.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
2.8 ft tall
1 ft wide

Dormancy
Dormancy
Summer Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Blue, Lavender

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 2x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 0° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers heavy soils but tolerates a variety of garden soils

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
Like other members of the genus, it is most effective when massed. Individual corms will not bloom every year. Use with annuals, herbaceous perennials, or geophytes such as onion (Allium sp.), Brodiaea sp., Mariposa Lily (Calochortus sp.), Poppy (Eschscholzia or Papaver sp.), Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii), and Lily (Lilium sp.)

Propagation
Propagation?
Can be grown from seed but more commonly from an established corm

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
5, 6, 7*, 8, 9, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Grassy and open places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 12.2" - 121.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 3.85", Coldest Month: 10.8" - 51.2", Hottest Month: 34.1" - 76.3", Humidity: 0.43" - 26.55", Elevation: 38" - 14090"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Brodiaea multiflora
Common Names: Many-flowered Brodiaea, Manyflower Brodiaea, Roundtooth Snakelily


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


Sign in to your Calscape Account X




Once signed in, you'll be able to access any previously saved plant lists or create new ones.

Email Address
Password

Sign In