- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Flowering Height
- 50-60 cm
- Bulb Size
- 6 cm
- Purples & Mauves
Triteleia Queen Fabiola
With sprays of starry, trumpet-shaped, violet-blue blooms held in delicate umbels, Triteleia ‘Queen Fabiola’ resemble miniature Agapanthus. The clusters of flowers are carried on long, wiry stems above grass-like basal leaves. Native to sunny California, these bulbs enjoy a warm, sheltered, free-draining environment, where they can bask in the sunlight. In the right conditions, Tritileia will happily naturalise into drifts of blue blooms. Combining wonderfully with grasses and herbaceous perennials, these versatile, airy flowers blend well with prairie planting schemes, rockeries, mixed borders, cottage gardens and modern designs alike. The slender stems make outstanding cut-flowers, lasting over a week in the vase.
Triteleia thrive in full sun and light, fertile soil. They do well near the front of the border, growing up through other plants as they produce little foliage and can be grown easily in pots of loam-based compost.
Plant the corms in spring, 8cm deep and spaced 8-10cm apart in the soil. Water well after planting. Drought tolerant once established, requiring only an occasional watering during long spells of dry weather.
Trilteleia are very effective for naturalising.
The delicate umbels of blue flowers are excellent for cutting when they bloom in late spring, long lasting in the garden and the vase.