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Dichelostemma capitatum ~ Blue Dicks

Dichelostemma capitatum is one of our most dependable California native bulbs, reliably blooming year after year. Blue Dicks is in the Onion Family. Dichelostemma capitatum is native to most of the Western US. Bulbs can be found blooming in open areas below 7500 feet. Dichelostemma capitatum can be propagated by seed sown in the fall, or more easily by dividing the bulbs. Almost inevitably there will be some of the little bulblets left behind if you dig up the bulbs. Blue Dicks can bloom within 2 years of seeding. Dichelostemma capitatum has a long history of being collected for food.

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Dichelostemma capitatum, Blue Dicks