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This wonderful group from Mexico contains 4 species, 2 of which were considered forms of B. elegans until a recent (2021) revision of the genus. They are closely related to better-known American genera such as Brodiaea, Dichelostemma and Triteleia in the Themidaceae family, which some authorities have now placed in the Brodiaeoideae subfamily of a radically expanded Asparagaceae.

Unlike their cousins, Bessera are summer-growing species and strictly require a dry resting period through winter otherwise they can be quite prone to damage. We choose to lift the corms as soon as they become dormant and store them dry for our cold, wet winter.

These beautiful gems thrive in a well drained sunny spot.


Available May-Aug