Olsynium douglasii FRF7885 - tall purple



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An especially tall, purple-flowered form in this selection. Like all of our Olsynium selections, this has been a long process of a decade or so to get this to a size where division is possible and we feel like we can safely release a few. Early flowering in Feb-Mar and fully dormant by summer. Myriad variants can be found in flower shape, color, size, time of bloom etc. and it would be easy to go Galanthus on this species in terms of collecting mania. We speak from first-hand experience on our Olsynium descent into madness. Multiple shoots which may or may not flower as it is hard to tell when dormant. This is a winter-spring moist plant which goes dry in summer in the wild where it grows in fairly heavy soil.


Plant Type

  • Perennial / Bulb

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 4b (-25 °F)
  • Zone 5a (-20 °F)
  • Zone 5b (-15 °F)
  • Zone 6a (-10 °F)
  • Zone 6b (-5 °F)
  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun

Water Needs

  • Dry
  • Moist
  • Moderate

Bloom Time

  • Spring