Calochortus albus

Fairy lantern

Plant Type: Bulb
Sun: Partial Shade, Shade
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize
Height X Width: 1' X 0.5'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
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Calochortus albus is one of several members of the genus displaying pendant, globe-shaped flowers. The flowers of the fairy lantern are generally white with a flush of pink but may be nearly red in certain populations. Calochortus albus occurs in partial to complete shade in well-draining locations, most commonly trail sides. One of the earliest calochortus to bloom. As with all calochortus, the bulb must receive no water during the dry season and is a good candidate for growing in a pot.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: No
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous