Calochortus 'Cupido'
Calochortus 'Cupido'
Calochortus 'Cupido'
Calochortus 'Cupido'
Calochortus 'Cupido'

Calochortus 'Cupido'

"Monterey mariposa lily"

Calochortus 'Cupido'

25 bulbs — £3.38

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Description

Whilst it's delicate in looks, Calochortus 'Cupido' is easy to grow and surprising resilient. This half hardy spring flowering bulb eventually naturalises to form neat little clumps which thrive in sun or partial shade. Give this Calochortus plant, also known as the Monterey mariposa lily, a sheltered spot and a little winter protection and it will grace you with its presence every spring for years to come. It’s magical in a woodland planting scheme with free-draining soil, or if you have a sheltered rockery or stony area it'll also look great there.

It’s always great to have butterflies in your garden, and now you can enjoy them in flower form! Named after a species of butterfly (Cupido), these delicate fluttery flowers are gracefully feather-weight and almost translucent to look at, and these upright cup-like blooms have dainty wing-like petals in the softest shade of lilac-mauve, so it's easy to see how this comparison was made. With fairy-garden looks, this elegant Calochortus 'Cupido' plant is a great choice for more subtle planting schemes where it can receive plenty of attention!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Drought tolerant

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Calochortus 'Cupido'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Bulb size

    4/+

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    25 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower Gardens
    Rockery

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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