Dichelostemma congestum
Dichelostemma congestum
Dichelostemma congestum
Dichelostemma congestum
Dichelostemma congestum
Dichelostemma congestum

Dichelostemma congestum

"Fork-toothed ookow"

Dichelostemma congestum

25 Bulbs — £6.75

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Attract bees and butterflies to the garden with the super-long lasting dainty pompom blooms of Dichelostemma congestum! With luxuriously nectar-rich blooms, beneficial pollinators simply won’t be able to resist this Fork-toothed Ookow. Pretty and purple, this gorgeous variety is ideal for adding an airy touch to planting schemes, with long, slender stems which sway in the breeze and little globe-like clusters of lilac-mauve flowers at the top. Grassy foliage extends the season of interest, emerging before the flowers and bringing a lovely contrasting texture when sat amongst floral planting schemes.

Low maintenance Dichelostemma congestum is the ideal choice for planting in sunny borders where they will cope well with drought. For best results, plant it in a sheltered or secluded sunny spot and it will reward very little care with a fabulous, long-lasting display.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Dichelostemma congestum

  • Flower colour


  • Bulb size


  • Established height


  • Established spread


  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour


  • Habit


  • Life cycle


  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position


  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Gravel gardens
    Exotic gardens
    cottage garden

  • Soil acidity


  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented


  • Pollinator-friendly


  • Mouse resistant


  • Rabbit resistant


  • Deer resistant


  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Dichelostemma congestum bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your "Fork-toothed ookow" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Dichelostemma congestum bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

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