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Sternbergia lutea
Sternbergia lutea

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Zones 3-10, 14-24, 26, 28-33
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Sternbergia lutea

Amaryllidaceae
Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials

Native from western Mediterranean to central Asia. Golden yellow, 1/2-in. flowers, one on each 6- to 9-in. stem, appear in early fall; they are chalice shaped at first, then open out to a star. Narrow leaves emerge with or just after flowers, reach about 1 ft. long; they remain green through winter, die back in spring. Good alongside paths, in rock gardens or pockets in paved patios.

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