Dichelostemma Ida-Maia Bulbs | Firecracker Flower | Brodiaea
If you have just discovered this group of unusual plants, we know you’ll be especially taken with Ida Maia. Known as a Firecracker Flower - just look at the blooms and you'll see why - this Northwest native is highly attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. The flowers, up to 8 to a stem, are deep crimson, tubular and in clusters about 2 1/2" across. The narrow, grass-like foliage sprouts in the spring and disappears about the time the blossoms open. This plant likes moderate moisture while the foliage is actively growing and warm, dry summers. If grown in the North, containers that can be moved against the house, under the eaves or other rain protection, are recommended.