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From the Greek "kalos" meaning "beautiful" and "chortus" meaning "grass" an apt description for these lovely bulbous plants, most of which are native to the western United States. The common names illustrate the great diversity in the genus, names such as Fairy Lanterns, Globe Lilies, Cats' Ears, Mariposa tulips, and Butterfly tulips. They prefer a well-drained location with moisture in winter and spring, but dry in the summer, and will also greatly benefit from an annual feeding of bulb fertilizer. They withstand considerable cold, but do not like freezing and thawing so a winter mulch is advised. Use: border, rock garden, pots.

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