Plant Guide

Dipcadi serotinum

Family: Liliaceae
Synonym: Ornithogalum serotinum
Common Name: Dipcadi, Brown Flowered Squill
Plant Type:
  • bulb, tuber, corm
  • perennial

Height to: 18"
Width to: 2"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
  • 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10

Bloom Description: tubular, bronze, green or dull orange-red flowers, 1" long, with spreading or reflexing tips
Bloom Season:
  • mid spring
  • late spring

Sun Exposure:
  • full sun

Soil Type: light, well drained soil
Pests and Diseases:


Propagation: sow seed in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe. Remove offsets during summer dormancy
Native to: S.W. Europe, N. Africa

Data Source: The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10

Submitted by: distantkin
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