Triteleia ixioides ‘Starlight’

yellow fool’s onion

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

This West Coast native bulb blooms in late spring to early summer with striking two-inch long, pale-yellow, star shaped flowers. Bright green, strap-like foliage emerges in late winter, as it starts to yellow and fade early in the growing season thin flower spikes shoot up and are topped with clusters of blooms. It is very adaptable and will tolerant heavy soils and sunny baking locations. It is a great addition for sunny spots that do not get watered in the summer or plant in masses through low groundcover to add a little seasonal color.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: bulb

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9

Flower Color: yellow

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering until flowering, if needed, then drought tolerant

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: burgundy, purple, pink

Great Color Partners: gold, dark green

Culture Notes
Triteleia ixiodes 'Starlight' grows best in a dry to moderately moist, well drained soil in full sun. This bulbous corm will tend to rot if subjected to winter wet conditions. Use in combination with other plants to fill in the open spaces once it goes dormant for the summer. bulbs can be divided at any time during dormancy.