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'MUDRUT' BLUE STARS LILY/BLUE SQUILL (Chamaescilla corymbosa) Seeds

'MUDRUT' BLUE STARS LILY/BLUE SQUILL (Chamaescilla corymbosa) Seeds

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Chamaescilla corymbosa, commonly known as blue stars, blue squill or mudrurt, is a tuberous perennial herb species, found in damp sandy areas or rock in a variety of habitats: forest, woodland, heath.

This gorgeous lily is native to both Tasmania and mainland Australia, growing tubers to produce a rosette of linear leaves and flowering (dependant on moisture levels) between July and December, then dying back to the tuber appearing again the following year. 

Flowers which each last for one day, are mainly blue, although they grade from a deep to a pale blue and even sometimes white.

10 to 15 cm high.

Frost tolerant

Bush Food: Small edible tubers found near the surface, have a starchy flavour similar to a potato and are pleasantly crunchy, may also be steamed.

Germination: This seed requires smoke treatment to germinate. Smoke treatment is the simple process of sprinkling treated vermiculite over the sown seeds.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C for this species.