Perennial bulb used as a soap (So gentle on fabric, hair, and delicate items, that museums use it.)
Baked, it was an important food for Native peoples.
The fiber on the outside of the bulb makes excellent brushes and mats.Like most lilies, it will size up slowly and should be regarded as a permaculture crop rather than an annual or biennial.
Established colonies divide and spread, so you can take the larger, older bulbs and leave the younger ones to size up.
Short supply-order early.
BOTANICAL NAME: Chlorogalum pomeridianum
For any well-drained situation, including clay slopes, in full sun or partial shade. Soak seeds for a few hours and plant ¼" deep in pots or flats anytime fall through spring-needs cold to start. Transplant when young plants have several leaves to bigger pots, or a protected place in the garden. Plant in perennial bed-in front of berries or in a flower or herb garden is ideal. Won't flower first year. Harvest root second tear onward. Germination is slow-don't give up.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Perennial/ Zones 7-10/Height 4'/Spacing 12"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Bee Friendly