Calochortus 'Cupido'

Calochortus 'Cupido'
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"Monterey Mariposa Lily"

SIZE 4/+

Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Hand packed in paper bags

Half Hardy, may need
winter protection


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 plant 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!


Soft pink


30-35 cm / 12-14"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Calochortus Cupido

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:






  • Plant your calochortus bulbs in spring and grow on in frost-free conditions or plant straight outside after risk of frost has passed
  • Grow in borders or containers in full sun
  • Plant the bulbs 15-20cm deep
  • Space the bulbs about 10-15cm apart
  • Plant with the pointed side facing upwards
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth

    Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
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