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IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 248 m. 09 15, 2006

 

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Species:  Leucocoryne purpurea Gay
Family:  Liliaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Liliales
Chilean Name: 
English Name:  Glory of the Sun
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0436
About 17 Leucocoryne in Chile and 17 in our data base.
About 37 Liliaceae in Chile and 31 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Blue, 6 petals      Perennial   Bulb Plant     

Endemic    Very Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Leucocoryne purpurea (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Leucocoryne purpurea

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 20 m. 09 15, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial
Bulb Plant

Flower: Blue, 6 petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Leucocoryne purpurea (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Leucocoryne purpurea

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 248 m. 09 15, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Leucocoryne purpurea (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Leucocoryne purpurea

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 248 m. 09 15, 2006

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Leucocoryne purpurea (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Leucocoryne purpurea

IV Region, Mineral de Talca, Chile
Altitude: 248 m. 09 15, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (8) of Leucocoryne purpurea Gay available here

More species from the same Liliaceae family in our data base:

Fortunatia biflora

Gilliesia graminea

Gilliesia montana

Leucocoryne alliacea

Leucocoryne appendiculata

Leucocoryne coquimbensis

Leucocoryne coquimbensis

Leucocoryne coquimbensis var. coquimbensis

Leucocoryne coquimbensis var. alba

Leucocoryne coronata

Leucocoryne dimorphopetala

Leucocoryne ixioides

Leucocoryne purpurea

Leucocoryne purpurea

Leucocoryne purpurea var. intermediate

Leucocoryne sp. #1170

Leucocoryne sp. #1198

Leucocoryne sp.

Leucocoryne violascens

Leucocoryne vitatta

Miersia chilensis (Miersia)

Nordoscordum # 2191

Nordoscordum sp. #1266

Pasithea coerulea (Azulillo)

Solaria brevicoalita

Solaria miersioides

Trichopetalum plumosum (Flor de la plumilla)

Tristagma bivalve

Tristagma sp. #1267

Tristagma sp. #1414

Zoellnerallium andinum (Cebollín)

Zoellnerallium serenense

 

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