Drimiopsis maculata ‘Slow Fade’

Drimiopsis maculata Slow Fade in flower

First cousin to the commonly-known scilla is the related, but little-known Hyacinth family genus Drimiopsis. Here is one of my favorites from the garden today, Drimiopsis maculata ‘Slow Fade’, named and introduced by our friends at Yucca Do.  This dwarf gem sailed though the cold winter and is already in full flower as you can see here.  We grow this by agaves in hot, baking south-facing sun. Where it isn’t winter hardy, it will make a great potted windowsill plant.

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  1. Omg I’ve had this plant over 20 years and I must have bought it from yucca do. Just divided it today for the first time and it’s crazy how thick and deep the rhizomes were. Couldn’t remember the name of the plant and just found this article. I bought a lot from yucca do back in the day. Any more info on care and division? Hope I didn’t kill it today! Went from one large pot to 5 med to large pots! Thank you for any info.

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