Dichelostemma ida-maia ‘Pink Diamond’

pink firecracker flower

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Outstanding Qualities

Dichelostemma 'Pink Diamond' is a favorite of gardeners for its unusual and eye-catching firecracker-like blooms. In early summer this superb selection explodes with bright pink flowers, drawing in hummingbirds from near and far!

Quick Facts

Plant Type: bulb

Foliage Type: deciduous

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

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant

Wildlife Associations: hummingbirds, bees

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: The pink firecracker flower looks ideal in combination with sun loving grasses and other bulbs.

Great Color Contrasts: silver, gold, burgundy, chartreuse

Great Color Partners: purple, pink, dark green

Culture Notes
This unusual bulb does best in well drained soil with full sun, but will tolerate clay. It resents summer watering and is very drought tolerant. The foliage will grow in late winter and spring then begin to die back as the flower stems form. Once flowering has finished the faded flowers and stems can be cut to the ground. This bulb is best planted in fall.